In this world of gloom and doom, instant gratification, and lack of common sense, it's a pleasant experience when sincere compassion and attention to detail fall into your lap when you least expect it. Many of us lead lives that tend to be cumbersome with work responsibilities coupled with extracurricular activities and family, civic or religious obligations. Living in the moment while finding the "good" out there is a tall task at times. I was fortunate enough to be reminded that we do live in a land of decency, courtesy and pleasant surprises.
Thank you for posting Jon Nowacki's article about veteran broadcaster Verne Lundquist to Inforum. These are the kinds of articles I enjoy reading the most—human interest stories without political agendas or any drama-filled, money-hungry backdrops. Lundquist's baritone voice, witty sense of humor, humility and common sense mannerisms have made him a very likable announcer all these years. As a 36-year old who's followed sports his entire life, for me, many of my childhood heroes or icons in the world of sport have been slowly slipping away.
Two years ago, I took my then five year old son camping for two nights in Pelican Rapids, Minn. We absolutely enjoyed it, and I felt the need to let others know. Twice this year (most recently two weekends ago), I took my now seven-year-old and four year-old boys there to camp, and once again, the experience there did not disappoint. We camped right in town in Sherin Park, which is beautifully nestled along the Pelican River. The campground itself is quite simple, but provides everything you need for a great camping experience with