Thursday, September 06, 2007


One week to go! Canada on the horizon… Maps everywhere, last minute items to re check…Boots to waterproof, tent seams checked…YUP That time of the year…the yearly pilgrimage to the DEEP WOODS and lakes…
O CANADA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! O Canada!Our home and native land!True patriot love in all thy sons command. With glowing hearts we see thee rise,The True North strong and free! From far and wide,O Canada, we stand on guard for thee. God keep our land glorious and free!O Canada, we stand on guard for thee. O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) and Canada's Quetico Provincial Park together cover over 2 million acres of wilderness. To some this area is called the North Country, to others it's the Canoe Country and to many it's called God's Country.
In the 18th and 19th centuries, the main travel route between Montreal and Lake Winnipeg was the ‘Voyageur Waterway’. This historic route, forged by the fur trade, made possible European exploration and commerce in western Canada. The Boundary Waters segment of the waterway served as the most reliable route between Lake Superior and the prairies from the first arrival of French traders in the 1730’s until the demise of the fur-trade in the late 1820’s.


Ki said...

"In Days of yore, from Britain's shore,
Wolfe, the dauntless hero came,
And planted firm Britannia's flag,
On Canada's fair domain.
Here may it wave, our boast, our pride,
And joined in love together,
The thistle, shamrock, rose entwine,
The Maple Leaf forever!"

Had to learn that song in grade school for some reason. Probably had a project for Canada. Have a good time at the boundary waters.

Alyssa said...

I expect to see some fantastic pictures from your camping trip! It should be really good time. Enjoy yourselves.

DeeMom said...

That’s neat KI, a new one for me. Thanks that is so awesome…ya I remember the day when we were expected to memorize many things. A Lost part in education, in some places these days ;(

HA Alyssa, it is not “A WE” time it is the MAN time…I was never invited. BUT, that is ok…as we went fishing on our Honeymoon and other occasions. Sweetie always returns with awesome pictures that I will share.