Monday, May 31, 2010

How did she know....

I just had to tell you about a premonition that I had. There are a bunch of really great women up in Grand Marais, Minnesota.
The weather is beautiful. The food and wine are plentiful. The laughter is contagious.

They are all in a great big huge dragon boat where no one knows what in the world they are doing, yet, the paddling is invigorating.
The smell of victory is in the air. We are there, and it is an absolute RIOT!!!!

Now- hurry and get to the website and sign up, cause I think that there may be something to this vision that I had.

Hope all is well with you,

Ann Bancroft ( not really I just changed the name to protect the writer)

(I haven’t gone before, but I hear it is a complete bag of fun!!) she is right!!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Women on the Edge Sailing Clinic

Saturday, June 12, 8 am-5 pm at the White Bear Lake Sailing School

Our sailing adventure begins with a brief classroom time for fundamental sailing understanding. Then a day of fun, sun and sail. Coaches, boats, rescue boat and LUNCH are included, all for $80!
Sign up online at

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

More Exciting News

Ok, We filled one boat, but so many wanted to be on this years Women on the Edge Dragon Boat Team that we decided to have 2 Teams! So, if you are considering perhaps having a great time the last weekend in July, Sign up! If you could do it by June 1st, that would be great. Then you can spend the summer getting excited instead of trying to decide whether or not to go. It is a great idea. Put this event, in ink on your calendar and let the rest of the summers events fall around it!

oh, and we have paddles. Yes. our own paddles

Friday, May 14, 2010

Fit for Trips

Click on this link for programs to help you prepare for your adventure vacation. I would write more but I have to go for a bike ride, I am leaving on my trip soon you know!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Big News!

OK! We have 19 paddles, sponsorships are available for $40 and it will really add to our parade presence! and paddling of course! We also have quite a few paddlers signed up so if you want to be on the team, sign up now! When I get some awesome videos... I can't wait to use this!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Meditate on Nature When we spend time in the wilderness, it can be tempting to focus our awareness on "doing" something: taking pictures; getting a certain amount of physical exercise; traveling from point A to point B; naming all the species of birds we encounter. While nature photography is a lovely craft, and we need to exercise for good health, and understanding what lives in our environment is a valid part of deepening our relationship with the land, these activities can separate us from a more intimate experience of the natural world. It is all too easy to forget to actually experience with all our senses that which we are busily capturing and identifying.The natural world invites us out of our world of fixed concepts and into a closer proximity with reality—what Buddhist teachings call "nonconceptual awareness." Experiencing the natural world with nonconceptual awareness means that, rather than seeing a small black bird and thinking, "That's a starling, a nonnative bird introduced from England several centuries ago," we stop and see each particular bird's incandescent blue-black velvet feathers, piercing amber eyes, and delicate, wiry feet. Instead of encountering the world through a filter of ideas, memories, and labels, we connect deeply with the unfiltered and vital pulse of life in that moment.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.
- Our National Parks (1901)

Friday, May 7, 2010

Last Call!

If you want to go climbing at Taylor's Falls on May 16 sign up now! The deadline is May 10.

The Latest from Grand Marais

Fun-Lov'n, Heart Thumping, Adrenaline-Pumping Dragon Boat A-C-T-I-O-N at the Harbor in Grand Marais. JULY 29-AUGUST 1ST, 2010. Don't miss the dragon boat. Sign your team up today. Registrations are cruising in. We DON'T want YOU and 22 Friends and Family to miss out! So come on, let's paddle.

This year has new and exciting family activites, events, artists, crafters and amazing food vendors.

Bring the family, stay for the weekend!

North Shore's Most Amazing Summer Destination...GRAND MARAIS, MN

Don't forget the Women on the Edge meeting Tues May 11 in the Fireside Lounge of the Great Hall at 7 pm.