John Kerschbaum of Gondola Romantica recently sent these photos taken on the St. Croix River near Minneapolis/St. Paul. In a seasonal gondola operation, once the boats are in the water, most everybody wants to get back out there and practice up. Here's Amy Ebertz - her corporate job prevents her from rowing as much as she'd like to, but she loves to row...
Sleeping beauty here is Sara Mitchell. Like many gondoliers, Sara is not a morning person. Man, I can identify with that!
And here's Don Chering - the guy who took the above photos. John Kerschbaum says "Don is the first person that I taught to row. After not rowing for a few years he called and said that he missed rowing and wanted to come out and train with us. "
Looking good Don!
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