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Heading to the Northwoods with Jim (well, via Back and the Lodge podcast anyway)

On this very special edition of “Back at the Lodge with Jim and Michelle” (available on iTunes and Stitcher Radio) we have a beloved guest on air with us – Jim’s daughter Elsie!!

Elsie is normally extremely talkative, but we had to encourage her to chat it up with us on the podcast. The Braaten family recently returned from a trip “up north” aka The North Shore of Minnesota, so Jim and Elsie shared with us their favorite memories.

Elise finding those pretty rocks!!

Elise finding those pretty rocks!!

A few show notes:

  • Yes, Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world
  • Poutine still sounds digesting, but here’s a link if you want to make it.
  • Jim stayed at Lutsen Resort, where Elise rode the alpine slide, and I feel bad for the kids behind them on the slide…
  • Jim talks about agate hunting, which happens to be the official state gemstone of Minnesota! I had no idea this was a big deal to do ‘up north.’
  • Gneiss is another cool rock, a metamorphic rock, also found along Lake Superior that Jim mentioned.
  • Wisconsin Dells is the essential vacationing spot if you are from Illinois. And there is way more to it than just the waterparks.
  • Here’s my “Adventures on a Budget” article I mentioned in Sportsman’s News magazine.
Elise and mom searching for rocks

Elise and mom searching for rocks

Later in the show, Elsie gave us a play-by-play of her first turkey hunt with dad. Those are special memories!!!

Thank you for listening and we’d love a review in iTunes or Stitcher Radio!