Ely, MN is a small town 6400 people at the top of MN. It is 20 miles south of the Canadian border and headquarters to the Boundary Canoe Waters area. It is a total tourist town. It will be home to my son for three years when he goes to college.
When he goes to college there, he will get to wake up to critters walking around everywhere. Even weasels under his car.
Miner's Lake is within walking distance of campus. There is another bigger lake within 5 minutes drive from here.
Canoeing is the tourist business of the area. Along with hunting and fishing galore. This college is one of nine in the country that has the program that Kota wants to pursue, forest ranging at the national level. This college is 18 hours away from home. Three and 1/2 hours away from Grandma and Grandpa Crawford.
I can't believe my first little chick is getting ready to go. His plan is to move to MN after graduation. My plan is to be able to let him go. Good thing I have a year to get used to the idea.
Church is 50 minutes away. I found he has an LDS couple in Ely, that owns a canoe outfitter. Phew, a possible job and people close to help him when he needs it. I love that about my church family...it's where ever my kids could possible go...no worries.