-E.B. White

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Dog Days of Summer, Grand Marais and Back to School

So much for summer - can't believe it is back to school time already. 

No more sleeping in for you Cooper -

and no more fun and games for Rylie and Georgia

We have had a Smith family reunion at Bald Eagle Lake, a Wilson family reunion in Grand Marais and Casserly family reunion will happen next weekend at the Platte Lake cabin.

Three generations of Smiths headed out for Boys Camp weekend at Interstate Park on the St. Croix River near Taylors Falls. Rick decided to tag along this year to the father and son sleep on rocks and eat burnt food bonding experience. (He claims he had a great time).

Getting ready for a cruise/fishing trip down the river.

Ranger Rick selfie.

And it certainly would not be Boys Camp weekend without the fire games.

No burnt food here!  Big skillet of Jambalaya.  
Hmmm, thinking there may have been a Mom involved.

Last week we headed up to Grand Marais on Lake Superior for a mini gathering of Wilson's.

  Shot of Palasaide Head.

Sunrise on Lake Superior

Looking out over Artists Point

Hiking Pincushion Mountain - shot of Grand Marais.

Izzy enjoying the crisp, clear water of Lake Superior.

And just some sights around town.

Really?  Ice and Beaver Flicks?

Enjoying a fine dinning experience back at Mom and Dads RV site - Pizza from Sven and Oles and box wine - bon appetit.  

Thanks Mom & Dad 
We had a great time!

Now that the "Dog Days of Summer" are behind us -  some pictures of summer in Minnesota 

Our Asiatic Lilly produced 8 blooms this year - it's a record.

The Robins returned to our front porch building their nest on one of the columns.  All I got to say is lots of bird poop.

We had a week in August of temps in the high 80's and lots of humidity - our Tropical Hibiscus though it was back in Florida and started blooming.

Enjoyed lots of pretty sunsets on our lake -

and an unusual amount of storms.

As our thoughts turn towards fall - we start to formulate plans for our return to Broulee.  Nothing written in stone, but, we are at least thinking.  Loking forward to crisp cool nights and lots of bonfires at the Platte Lake cabin.   

Hope everyone had a good summer.