This last weekend/start of the week my husband, son, in-laws & I all went camping at the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Now when I say camping I'm not talking about being in a camper or cabin--we drive about 8 1/2 hours north (not including stops for gas & to eat & whatnot), unload 3 canoes & fill them with our supplies, canoe for about an hour over two lakes, portage for another hour or so (less for me since I only take one trip while the guys take 2-3), pack all of our gear back into the canoes & go for another 20 minutes or so until we're at camp--then we need to unpack the canoes & set up tents. This is my fourth year going & it is truly beautiful up there, but I can't swim so being on the water makes me a bit nervous (I'm getting more used to it). While we were there we decided to go to the farthest end of the lake we camp on (East Pike Lake) which took a few hours. So lots of fishing, canoeing, & some rain, but it really was a wonderful time & I wish we would have stayed longer.