Oh Baby! In Minnesota!!

Howdy y’all!  (That’s what they say up here.)  We are in the Land of 10 Billion Lakes.  Something like that; there’s a scheisseload of lakes.  Aaaaaaaaaaaaand we’re going to be on the river in 2 days!  Today is the first day of summer, June 21, 2009 and it’s awesome.  The weather is cool, it’s a new beginning, and we’re ready to begin anew.

2552 miles south; here we come.

I want to thank everyone who has decided to come along with us on this journey.  Tell your friends.  We want to make this an adventure for everybody, so if you have decided to come along…

Grab a damn paddle!  What, do you think I’m going to do all the work?????

Hardy har har.  Ok, no, you won’t be paddling, but I do say in all sincerity that knowing that you guys are following us and encouraging us makes this journey all the more sweeter.  We promise to send you the most ineresting and entertaining content we can.  See?  In a way, you’ve got the better end of the deal:  you get to see all the exciting parts!!

That’s part of the fun of travel writing and travel watching; the writer is the one who can pick and choose what is worth telling.  So rest assured you won’t get anything like, “Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuhhhh, paddling some moooorrreeee, duhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.”  And if you do, shoot us in the head through the computer screen.

No, I promise, to the best of my ability, to share with you only that which

inspires you

livens you

makes you sing

makes you feel the sting of adventure

and makes you want to come along with us!

Thanks again.

We’re driving to Lake Itasca AS WE SPEAK!


11 Visions is an innovative film company that goes on wild and crazy adventures for your entertainment.  To find out more about the Mississippi River Adventure, visit theriverislife.com. Photo of River Falls, MN courtesy of Epodunk.com.

3 thoughts on “Oh Baby! In Minnesota!!”

  1. Howdy Y’all??? Did someone really say that to you from northern MN? If so, they must have transplanted from the southern tier of the US. Hope this will be one of your more memorable adventures – especially the first 150 miles of the River. It’s pristine beauty has found a place deep within my heart. Having ‘paddled’ the first 65 miles numerous times, I never tire of the trip. It is hard work, but the intimacy of the ruggedness is well worth the effort required. Watch out for the barges after you leave MN! Paddle longer- sleep less! :<)

  2. Hey! That was a joke of course! I know in Bemidji you say “Ohh Yaaaa shuurrreee” and maybe if they’re a little backwoods they’ll throw in a “you betcha” thanks for commenting on our blog! welcome! ruggedness is an understatement. I’m in brainerd now, Phil has gone back to Nashville to do some Editing work so I’ll be solo for a while, thanks for the comment and i hope you can come with me on the adventure, drop me a line again, i certainly love it, take care ryan

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