I’m on a Boat!


We finally had the opportunity to get out on the water this weekend and we had quite the boat for the ride. The Lady of the Lake is a paddlewheel boat that takes you on a tour of Lake Minnetonka.

paddlewheel boat

Lake Minnetonka is the 9th largest lake in Minnesota. Its name comes from the Dakota language and means “big water.” It was my first time on this large and popular lake, I was glad that I wasn’t driving:

Boats, boats, everywhere!

Everyone was out enjoying the beautiful day, even the dogs!

They took us through a hand-dug channel and we found some wildlife:

blue heron
Great Blue Heron

And we learned some of the history around the large estates that surround the lake and are built its islands:

We realized that we were being watched. Do you see what I see?
bird on dock

And we weren’t the only ones spending the day cruising! 🙂

The Steamboat Minnehaha

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Heidi Van Heel

Heidi Van Heel

Writer, freelancer, and believer in magic living in Minneapolis. In my free time, I love reading, exploring the great outdoors, and experimenting in the kitchen.

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