North woods jet noise


I live in the north woods. Lots of trees, many lakes and the peace and quiet that comes with them.

Except when the noise of jet engines breaks that silence because the nearby town of Park Rapids has an airport large enough for corporate jets to use because there are corporate retreats in the area and that’s how business types get here and leave.

A visitor once said that this was the only wilderness area he’d ever visited where jet noise was a thing.

I don’t mention jets when I write about the north woods. It doesn’t seem appropriate.  When I outlined the Wilderness Women series, I didn’t once include jet planes. Not once.

Do I feel guilty? Only a tiny bit!

2 responses to “North woods jet noise”

  1. I enjoy reading your posts! I bet you can see all the stars out at night also, that is so Awesome! Thank you for sharing about your Beautiful woods. I love forests. Have a Great weekend. God Bless you.

  2. Hi,
    Yes, we can see the stars at night. Usually.
    Once my husband came from the shop, about a half block away, through the forest to the house. It was a moonless, starless night and he was almost giddy with happiness when he arrived because he couldn’t see his hand in front of his face and was afraid he’d be lost forever.
    But when the stars are out, it’s fabulous.

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