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Long time, no eat

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So, it’s been a long time since I’ve last updated. What happened? Well, I was gone for a week up in the Boundary Waters in Ely, MN. There, I had no contact to the outside world – no cell phone, no computer, no TV. I can honestly say that I didn’t miss having technology though. Boundary Waters was one of the most amazing trips I’ve ever taken.

Boundary Waters

After returning, I needed several days to reorient myself and get caught up with a weeks worth of emails. I hate to admit it, but updating my blog seemed a low priority with the other million things I had to do, the most important being my upcoming GRE.

With all the talk about how awful dehydrated food was, I had prepared myself for the worst. I expected to drink disgusting water and unappetizing food. I was pleasantly surprised at how good the food actually was. And the water? It tasted just like tap water from Appleton and it was definitely better than the water in Madison.


Dehydrated Food

Peas and CornCorn and Peas

Vegetable Curry

Vegetable Curry

The only unappetizing thing I ate on the trip was this strawberry cheesecake…

Strawberry Cheesecake

Strawberry Cheesecake

The best meal, in my opinion, was this beef stroganoff:

Beef StroganoffBeef Stroganoff

I strongly recommend going to Boundary Waters if you like camping, canoeing, and doing other outdoor activities. I won’t lie – it’s a strenuous trip. In addition to paddling for – 8 hours a day, you need to be able to carry your canoe and your packs over portages. We had Kevlar canoes, so they weighed 40 pounds, but other canoes can weigh over 70 pounds! Our packs were probably over 40 pounds as well. I can assure you that the hard work is rewarded though.

Author: Jenni

Dietitian by day and Midwest food blogger by night. Lover of whiskey, running, and all things food.

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