Day 2: Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

The next morning I woke up to my forehead and left eye, and right hand swelling up. At this point I was feeling like Aunt Marge from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, slowly blowing up like a balloon. I have never had an allergic reaction before but I couldn’t help but laugh at how ridiculous I looked. Kenzli also joined the club when her ear started to swell from itching a mosquito bite there. We were a funny looking couple.

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Despite the fact that we looked a little goofy, and at one point I couldn’t see out of my left eye because it was so swollen, we enjoyed the beautiful lake around us. We played with our hair, went sailing (again), went swimming, had slingshot contests, took naps in the hammocks, played bocce rocks, and enjoyed canoeing around. In the heat of the afternoon, Andrew and Marissa also came up with the idea to make a raft out of fallen trees. They hauled them to the “port” and using pieces of flexible wood, lashed the logs together. The raft worked for only a few minutes before it broke apart but then the logs became flotation devices for swimming and log races.

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When the weather started to cool down, it was craft time. We went into the woods to scavenge for interesting items. Then we made things out of what we found. Kenzli herself a place mat as well as many other exciting creations. Andrew and Camren made woven baskets. Game time soon followed, where we played the card game “Spoons”, but with sticks.

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Again as the day faded into night we heard the wolves but this time we also saw lightning in the distance. It was a pretty spectacular show. Soon the storm was upon us so we took cover for the night and slept until morning. It was another successful day of camping.

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