Then one day this guy met a very special girl.......
So you want know about us? I was born & raised in the northwoods &
I have a hard time going south of the Minocqua bridge.
My compass points north & always has.
The earliest memories of loving the outdoors was me camping with my dads
church youth group. My father was a Methodist Minister & was always looking
to take the kids out into the wilderness. The church was young & alive with cool
70's dads like Vic (who snored like a freight train & kept the bears away), Ron
(who was not so good a paddler that I remembered) & Bill (who introduced me
to "clean" off color jokes). We would explore the Manitowish River,
Flambeau River, Brule & beyond.
Lake Superior was and will always be my place.
I am drawn to it like nothing else in nature. As a child we sailed on her waters
on a vessel owned by a local Bayfield doctor whose son had befriended my dad.
Little would I know how much time I'd spend on her waters. So I got older & fast forward, met this girl named Sue. She had just returned
form traveling the world for two years. We paddled, cooked, laughed. We fell in love, bought a home, found a dog & got married (I married up).
Our two girls are the next big adventure in our life. Amazing even to think of them. Fortunately they like to camp, paddle, bike & swim.
Travel is fun to them, so.... off we go! - Andrew