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Houseboat vacation a learning experience


Totally fresh back from a three-day houseboat family vacation on Lake Vermillion.

I love that part of the world, but the houseboat threw a different wrinkle into things. We tied off the first night on site No. 8 and the west wind was blowing right down the pipe.

Just before dark, I had to go out, untie and move the boat so it wouldn’t get wrecked — and so we could possibly get a little sleep.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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