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bananaronbananaron Posts: 287 Crazy Baller
I live in northern Minnesota in the Brainerd lakes area which is about 2 1/2 hrs north of Mpls/St Paul.My local newspaper the Echo did an article on me about my passion for water skiing and it was put in their summer magazine the love of the lakes.I have taught my neighbor kids who live in Hong Kong 10 months of the yr and now totally enjoy skiing.My lake is full of wakeboarders and surfers and these young ones I think will carry on the tradition of skiing for many yrs to come on our lake.The article was well written and I was honored that they chose me and published it.It makes an old guy happy to share the sport with other people and letting everyone know it still is going on in our lakes area.

Ron Engblom Brainerd lakes,minnesota
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  • jriester33jriester33 Posts: 20 Baller
    Ron, that is a very cool article man, congratulations! Minnesota is such a great place to ski and we are truly lucky to be a part of such priceless moments. If you ever find yourself in SE Minnesota and are looking for a pull let me know as I would love to ski with a Minnesota legend!
  • AndreAndre Posts: 1,218 Crazy Baller
    Congrats Ron!
    Now you're famous!
  • DragoDrago Posts: 1,531 Mega Baller
    Nice @bananaron! 🕺
    SR SL Judge & Driver (“a driver who is super late on the wheel and is out of sync”)
  • lhooverlhoover Posts: 177 Baller
    Very nice article, Ron, but not near enough credit given to Lisa for putting up with such a geezer as yourself. Hope yall have a wonderful Summer and remember the welcome mat is always out in Houston.
  • John BrooksJohn Brooks Posts: 355 Crazy Baller
    @bananaron great article and I think you capture the essence on how great this sport is. It's about the people. Thanks for all you do.
  • The_MSThe_MS Posts: 5,214 Mega Baller
    Awesome Ron. Winston looks like a cool hound. Is he a Port?
    Shut up and ski
  • robmollysilverlakerobmollysilverlake Posts: 40 Baller
    Great article @bananaron !! Hope I get over to ski with you this summer!
  • bananaronbananaron Posts: 287 Crazy Baller
    Thanks for the comments.The kids are really special in many ways and are like my grand kids.I really enjoy spending time skiing and being on the lake with them and their parents.I know they will continue skiing for yrs on our lake and pass on the tradition to their kids.Its really special to me and makes my day!!!
    Ron Engblom Brainerd lakes,minnesota
  • bananaronbananaron Posts: 287 Crazy Baller
    @MS Winston boy is a schnoodle as his dad was a schnauzer and mom was a poodle.Fantastic dog and loves to ride in the boat when I ski.He is really special in our lives and going in the boat makes his day!!!
    Ron Engblom Brainerd lakes,minnesota
  • xratedxrated Posts: 506 Solid Baller
    very nice! Maybe this is the summer I finally make it over your way.
  • tjs1295tjs1295 Posts: 32 Baller
    Very nice!!! Now I want to read an article about retiring at 53. That's even more impressive to me. Congrats on that accomplishment as well.
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 5,070 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    How could they not mention the rotating boat regimen...a different boat for every month of the year :smile:

    Cool article, Ron.
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • bananaronbananaron Posts: 287 Crazy Baller
    @Horton Do I get some award for being a good ambassador of water skiing and making sure the sport continues on my lake? I was thinking maybe I could use the MC prostar for a month or if that does not work how about getting your skis that you review.I won't be around much longer so you will get them back soon...........
    Ron Engblom Brainerd lakes,minnesota
  • KellyChipmanKellyChipman Posts: 4 New Baller
    That’s awesome! Keep skiing.
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