Angle to Key West: Two Months (8/11)

Grand Marais, MN – August 10, 2012


If you have no idea who Wally is, read this first.


“Don’t think I didn’t hear what that guy decked out in the voyageur costume said yesterday.”

Oh, hi, Wally, nice to see you too. Happy two month anniversary of the trip!

“Happy nothing. I heard what that guy said.”

What guy? What are you talking about?

“Don’t play games. I spent all week fighting off that family of leeches that were treating your foot like an all you can eat buffet. Whole thing swelled up like a balloon.”


“Get over it. You know why I’m here. You know what I’m talking about.”

The Savanna Portage? No way, that guy was just kidding…maybe.

“You know how long it took the voyageurs to haul 180 pounds up and down the Grand Portage?”

A day.

“How long did the Grand Portage take you?’

Three days.

“And the Savanna portage took the voyageurs how long?”

A week.


But that was 200 years ago.

“Has the Mississippi grown legs and moved closer?”

No, what’s your point?

“My point is that I want a pint of frozen custard, some homemade bread, a bag of donuts, as many cookies as I can eat, and some ice cream.”

And then you won’t complain about the portage?

“No, that’s just for dragging me a hundred and fifty miles in the wrong direction to go around Isle Royale. The portage will cost you an arm and a leg.”



4 thoughts on “Angle to Key West: Two Months (8/11)

  1. Ewe!! To the leaches! Are we ever going to be relieved of pictures of your bloody blistered leech sucked feet? I love Wally!

  2. True Blood. Real Life. Love It. Wally drives a 1992 Ford Pickup with country/western songs rocking the air as he smacks down the double burger from Heavenly Burgers and Fries.

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