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like a fish out of water

Boats. The Patient Spouse is from people who have boats. Boats are critical to their social standing, their recreational choices, their very self worth. I guess – I actually don’t know, because I come from the No Boat People, the group that thinks it’s hilarious to tell that old joke about the two happiest days of a boat owner’s life*, over and over and over.

But anyway, there’s no denying the Patient Spouse’s attraction to boats, which is how we found this enclave of out-of-water vessels. But you know that I was really looking at the clouds, and that the boats were just a convenient thing to have in the front of the image…

Silver Bay, Minnesota
photographed 9.26.2019

*The day they buy it, and the day they sell it. Hilarious, right?

There’s no way the fence will win

That fence is giving a good try, keeping the forest at bay. But I think we all know the forest has the upper hand here and will eventually win.

Toimi, Minnesota
photographed 9.26.2019

Inside Outhouse

So, maybe people give me That Look when I take my camera with me to a restroom. And maybe those same people would never even notice how lovely the inside of this restroom was. That’s on them, and I’ll keep taking my camera with me.

But – and you’ll just have to trust me on this – if there are other people in the restroom, I won’t take a picture. Because that’s just weird.

Toimi, Minnesota
photographed 9.26.2019

Bright water in the dark forest

Everyone we met in Minnesota advised us to visit this state park.* They obviously weren’t wrong.

Gooseberry Falls State Park, Minnesota
photographed 9.25.2019

*State park admission is free, which is really cool.

Waterfall and tourists

The trick about photographing this place is to be there when no one else is. That didn’t happen to me, as you can tell by that person perched up there by the waterfall posing for the other person up there.

Gooseberry Falls State Park, Minnesota
photographed 9.25.2019

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