One of the outcomes of some of the book's promotions was a radio interview with WUWM 89.7 a local NPR station. It was a great experience, but some of the interview questions caught me off guard a bit and I had to double-clutch my emotions a couple of times. Some great memories of the trips we took up there, but the questions coming from a stranger (OK, an extremely nice interviewer who I'd never met before) dredged up some sad emotions as well. Luckily I was able to keep things in check, but it goes to show you that sometimes you're closer to your grief than you think.
But anyways, enough of that.
When I last left I said I'd share some more of our BWCA experiences with Rob and my other brothers Tom and Paul. One of the better stories comes in the form of a short video that Rob took and narrated during our trip in 2009. It was kind of a gem when I found it tucked in amongst the many other pictures of the trip. Like the interview itself, re-watching the video brings back a boatload of emotions. Thankfully the most prominent are emotions of happiness and joy. We had some great times up there and this day certainly ranks among one of the best. The kids still remark about how good the fish was off the griddle that day. It gives the viewer a good idea of what the BWCA is all about. It is the beautiful side of the BW, not the ornery side.
So let's roll the tape. Please note that this video is Closed Captioned. Rob wouldn't let me publish it any other way.