Smiles all around from the folks in Minnesota.
When Jimmy & I first arrived at Gull Lake, we had the pleasure of spending some quality time with host and Bar Harbor owner John Allen. During that conversation John said (and I quote:) “We’re Minnesotans, Hospitality is in our DNA.”
Then as the Woods and Water events continued, it seemed like every time we looked through our camera lens, we noticed that everyone there had big, welcoming smiles out in their boats, on the docks – everywhere!
Dee Dee one of the many volunteers that made the days brite.
The happy, welcoming atmosphere was contagious and it was great to spend a few days surrounded by these happy people. So we thought it would be fun to put together a short compilation of postcard photos, describing what we saw through our camera lenses – to share with the less fortunate that couldn’t be in Minnesota last week.
“Miss Florida” 1937 Chris-Craft 19-foot Special Race Boat – He has a reason to smile…
Folks even smiled at each other. This went on all weekend!
We discovered a Speedboat Outlaw in “The Badger” on Gull Lake – but we couldn’t get his attention.
We are positive that this boat spent more time out on Gull Lake than it did tied up at the Bar Harbor dock. They just loved being out there giving rides and having a fun time in their old wooden Chris-Craft. Great to see.
And of course the Chris-Craft girls in the XK-19 on Tuesday.
And we think there are some smiles in there somewhere, so we decided to include the shot.
And although these guys aren’t smiling, this shot may bring a smile to your face.
…. and THE BEAST (Tommy Holmes “Woody Boaters 2012 Sexiest man alive”, actually loves having his picture taken at boat shows)
An elegant smile in an elegant Hacker-Craft triple.