Sports: Outdoors

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Growing up in the cities, I wasn't exposed much to the Minnesota outdoors. It wasn't until I came to Morris, Minnesota where I met many outdoor enthusiasts! The associate pastor of my local church even came up with an apostolic ministry called, Outfitters for Adventure, that plants churches through relationshop building!

The closest outdoor sport I participated growing-up was "Archery", which was one of the fun classes I had an opportunity to take while attending Battle Creek Middle School in St. Paul. I really enjoyed this class, which was probably a rare opportunity!

Winter

I've learned to appreciate Minnesota winters by going sledding, skiing, ice skating, snow boarding, and willing to try ice fishing someday!

Ice Skates

  • REI, in Roseville, MN
  • Sports Authority
  • -Recreational
    American Athletic 548 Cougar Boys'/Men's Recreational Ice Skates, from the sports authority
    Ferland Hockey
    *bought a pair of Hockey Skate: Patins de Hockey from Play it Again Sports

    Skating Rinks

  • Ice Skating Rinks in Twin Cities, from digitalcity.com
  • Roseville Oval Center
  • Twin Cities Skating Rink
  • Skiing

  • Afton Alps, east of St. Paul
  • Snowmobiling

    This past weekend (Feb 2005), I went with a couple of youth to checkout the snowmobile race on the "2 Foot Ice Thick" Lake Minnewaska in Glenwood's annual "Winterama".


    Cory and Mike watching the snowmobile race



    Cory and Mike check out the parked snowmobiles


    Secound-half of the snowmobile race, which can get very loud when you stay long enough!


    Cory takes one of 3 shots in the ice golf (see World Ice Golf Championship in Greenland) game along the Glenwood beach side of Lake Minnewaska


    Minow Eating Contest-whoever eats the most in 30 sec wins!


    Cory, Mike, and I head to my vehicle parked amongst others on the "thick" ice! It was my first time actually driving on ice, which I was a little scared. Mike told me the ice is 2 feet deep, which gave me the confidence to do this. I would later found out that I should always leave my windows open in case my car fall through-especially my vehicle having electric powered windows (other driving tips)! I would also have have car problems later that evening after driving around Morris.

    Related Sites:
    -Snowmobiling in Minnesota

    Summer

    During the summer, I've had rare opportunities to go fishing, water skiing, camping, and hikking (see Summer 03'Hikiing Trip!

    As I've grown in my personal relationship with God, I've learn to grow in appreciation and a fascination of His creation. Especially here in the United States, where the terrain is probably the most diverse than any nation in this planet!

    Camping

    I went "real" camping for the first time ever in 2003! I slept in a tent before-first time as a little kid in the backyard with a neighbor. Here is my story=> Camping Trip of 2003

    Equipment

  • Coleman, camping gear
  • Minnesota State Parks, from the DNR
  • Helpful Tips:
    Over 40 Mosquito Bite Itch Relief Tips

    Fishing

    Attractions

  • Minnesota Fishing Museum
  • Fish 4 Fun
  • Lake Lida, lakes region of Minnesota connection
  • Take A Kid Fishing

  • All About Fishing, Minnesota
  • National Fishing Week, take me fishing
  • SATURDAY, JUNE 11th 2005 @9:30a-3:30p
    "TAKE A KID FISHING event will be held at the public access to Lake Oliver (north of Appleton in Swift County) on Co. Rd. 5. All kids welcome. Volunteers and boats needed. Sponsored by Holloway Rod & Gun Club. For more info contact Jeff & Heather Piotter (320) 289-1762. "-Morris Sun Tribune Community Calender
    I just called the number above and chatted with Holly. She told me that the age range are 0-16 years old. If it's their first year, they get a free fishing pole. The second year, they get a free tackle box. Plus, they can ride a boat with the other "kids". Those over 17 can come, but will not get these FREE services.

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    Fishing Spots
    -TWIN CITIES

  • Ramsey County
  • FALL

    A friend of mine is going Pheasant Hunting in Redfield, South Dakota during the season opener this weekend (October 15th-17th of 2004)

  • Hunting Society
  • Pheasant Hunt Pages
  • Spring Lake Hunting Lodge Resort, in South Dakota
  • Deer Hunting

    AS A DEER PANTETH

    "A BEAUTY FULL SONG ABOUT OUR DISIRE TO WORSHIP THE HEAVNLY FATHER I DONT KNOW WHO WROTE IT BUT PRAISE GOD THAT THEY DID"
    "As the deer panteth for the water
    So my soul longeth after Thee
    You alone are my heart's desire
    And I long to worship Thee"
    -lyrics from gospel christian songs free mp3


    I was able to take this "rare" picture out in the backyard of my parent's home in St. Paul. I would read in the Distict 1 Newspaper that many deers has been running around the area, which they opened it to bow-hunting to help decrease the deer population in this area.


    LOCAL

  • Outdoor Center, basement of the Student Center in UMM

  • Regional Fitness Center: Canoe Rentals, $9/day
  • STATE

  • Boundary Waters Experience, a faith growing adventure for any individual or group!
  • Biking

  • Eriks Bike Shop, throughout Twin Cities metro area
  • Fishing

  • Western Prairie Waters, fishing hot spots
  • NATION

    Books

    Hunting for God Fishing for the Lord

    "A slide show presentation of the book, "Hunting for God, Fishing for the Lord...encountering the sacred in the great outdoors." For more infor visit: HuntingforGod.com (more)"

    Sports Equipment

  • Play it Again Sports
  • Sportmart Inc.
  • GLOBAL


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