A spectacular walleye, a wonderful photographer in the back of the boat, (Dick McGrath), and of course, Ernie!

IMG_7060Ely is not for the faint of heart – it IS a wonderful place in a rugged, unpredictable, charming, sort of way.  Yet, Dick made the trip several times and we had the pleasure of spending time with him.  Dick passed away in Florida this past Wednesday evening.  Our hearts go out to Tim, Lee, Morgan, and Joe (our good friends and neighbors in Shoreview and Ely).  

May Dick’s beautiful soul rest in peace.  We’ll be smiling about this photo for a long time and will miss his energetic political debates over the campfire.  We are happy that Dick will be together again with Margaret and expect them to guide and protect from above as our adventures in Ely continue together!