This is a guest post by Kelli’s brother, Jeff.
Kelli and I used to spend a lot of time together using our fertile imaginations. We played travel agent, held roller skating competitions in our basement (which we always won. Giant shout out to WEZW for playing such rollerskating competition classics such as Feelings and Send in the Clowns), and solved detective cases involving egg shells, as I recall.
Here is a picture of us at our Grandparent’s house in Northern Wisconsin. To the casual observer it appears as though we are merely out for a nice boat ride, ah but there is much more going on.
Kelli and I used to give bog tours in this boat. We would row up little channels of water in the bog that emptied into the lake. Mostly we got out and dragged the huge rowboat between trees and over ferns.
We had tour guide voices and rambling commentary. We even invited family members along and gave them our tours, which created shorter tours as it is hard to pull grown adults through bogs in rowboats.
Nevertheless, a good time was had by someone at some point, no doubt. It is from experiences like this that Kelli has developed the “tour guide voice” that accompanies so many of her MIP posts.
And to think, it all began battling a boat in a bog with her brother.