That hit close to my heart

@sallypup (21929)
Moses Lake, Washington
July 21, 2016 9:33pm CST
A bit ago I saw a report that a couple of people up in northern Minnesota were killed by a storm. I guess technically they were on the other side, in Canada. I looked at the photo of the little amphibious plane and felt like crying. Two people in a scout camp gone. Up in the Canoe Boundary country. I spent one crazy summer up there when I was just out of high school. I spent a week on one of the islands up there. I whined my way onto that little plane and there I was, camping, helping to clean up campsites by day, gulping stew made over a campfire in the evening. Loons echoed on the water all around us. The only way off that bit of land was either to go in a canoe, a ranger's boat or further, the plane. I am sorry those two souls did not make it out of paradise. I guess they wander in another paradise now.
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@CRK109 (14351)
• United States
22 Jul 16
That's so sad and the fact that you have emotional ties to the area does make it even worse. The one consolation is that they are still together.
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@sallypup (21929)
• Moses Lake, Washington
22 Jul 16
@CRK109 If I was Rockefeller I would like to go back up there. Deep deep water and me unable to swim! Good to hear from you.
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@CRK109 (14351)
• United States
22 Jul 16
@sallypup I can't swim either, so I'd be a bit nervous! But every place I've traveled where I've really loved the area has always been around water!
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@sallypup (21929)
• Moses Lake, Washington
22 Jul 16
@CRK109 I remember sitting in the middle of a canoe while a person in front and behind paddled us through that very deep water. I loved being so close to all the wildlife. I don't think we had life jackets, either.
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@TRBRocks420 (62236)
• Banks, Oregon
22 Jul 16
Very sad to hear and, prayers going out to everyone they left behind.
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@sallypup (21929)
• Moses Lake, Washington
22 Jul 16
@TRBRocks420 Thanks and good to hear from you.
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@Jessicalynnt (48191)
• Centralia, Missouri
23 Jul 16
that's both sad, for them, and a beautiful memory. I used to spend summers in northern Minnesota, I remember the loon's. lovely birds.
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@sallypup (21929)
• Moses Lake, Washington
23 Jul 16
@Jessicalynnt Lovely, lonely country. No See Um and huge horse flies in the summers. Tall, tall trees. One of our last wildernesses. I'm glad you got to spend time there.
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• Rochester, New York
22 Jul 16
That's horrible that they were killed. How sad! I went to girl scout camp once and enjoyed it. I was even happier when it was time to go home!
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@sallypup (21929)
• Moses Lake, Washington
22 Jul 16
@LisaSteinmetz Good to hear from you. I went for a 2 week camp when I was a kid, too. The first week I was in the infirmary with a kidney infection. Exciting times.
@celticeagle (114599)
• Boise, Idaho
23 Jul 16
I'm sure that they do. It is funny how things strike us isn't it?
• United States
22 Jul 16
The way the world is they may truly be in a better place.
@JudyEv (101136)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Jul 16
That is very sad for those two people but it must have been a wonderful experience for you at the time.
@Rohvannyn (3136)
• United States
22 Jul 16
That really does hit close to home. That area really is beautiful - I wish they hadn't gone out in the storm.