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         The life and times of Mark and Paula Persons
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Tuesday, July 23, 2019:  Deep Diver Paula headed to the Minnesota School of Diving shop in Brainerd.
She decided this was a good day to SCUBA dive with friends.  First, the paperwork.
Then it was off to the Mangan-Cloverleaf mine pit near Crosby, MN.  The roads are NOT maintained.
Arriving at the dive site, everyone knew what to do in getting setup to dive.
More paperwork, then dive shop owner Todd Matthias explained the site to everyone.
They suited-up and headed out.
Meanwhile, back on shore, Nick was cooking.....just the way Mark likes it....well done!
Divers started returning about an hour later, exhausted and happy.
There was plenty of food to do around for the hungry crew.
Double hamburgers are a favorite of some....less carbs!
Nick was checking for Paula.  She finally returned after an hour and a quarter.  She is good on air.
She saw some fish too.  Good sized Northern Pike.
Then it was time to brag about the size of the fish seen that day.   How big was it??
Mark says things look magnified underwater.
Sunset was approaching.
No, they are not sisters, just look-alikes. 
Sunset looked pretty good that day.
Back in Brainerd, they unloaded their gear at the shop, which is near the famous concrete water tower.

Quote of the day:    It is fun to go on these adventures to see what divers do.   Mark    < Back to previous story Ahead to next story >

Questions, Comments?  Email Mark Persons  teki@mwpersons.com

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