Kate and I both had yesterday off from our busy guiding schedule. We decided to make sushi for our Valentine's dinner. I've never created home-made sushi, but Kate has, and it sounded like fun.
Kate stopped at the local grocer's to pick up the ingredients. Fresh salmon: check. Avocado: check. Shredded carrots: check. Green onions: check. Nori seaweed sheets: uh, well, we are in Ely... 2 hours from the nearest Wal-Mart, and four hours from a major metropolitan center.
No luck checking the aisles for the seaweed sheets. Kate asks the clerk at the checkout for guidance. The clerk responds with a puzzled expression. Fortunately, a nice lady in line at the checkout overhears the conversation and mentions she has some seaweed sheets in her pantry. She offers to share them. Kate follows this kind total stranger to her home, and is gifted four seaweed sheets. Only in Ely.
The sushi was delicious, thanks to the kind lady in Ely.
Today I pack out for a 7 day dogsled camping trip along the international border. We plan to dogsled from Gunflint Lake to Lake Superior via the border lakes and Grand Portage. This is new territory for us. I am looking forward to the new scenery, and a good challenge.