This past weekend, my husband and I stayed with some friends who live northeast of Ely, Minnesota, in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. This glorious wilderness boasts over 2000 lakes as well as abundant bears and wolves. Not surprisingly, many of the people who live are hard-core nature enthusiasts. I don’t think I could live here year-around, but I can understand the attraction for those who do. The natural beauty is glorious!