Friday, July 15, 2011

July Heat Wave!

         The resort is in full swing with vacationers everywhere!  The kids swimming outnumber the fishermen this time of the year.  The weather has been perfect for anyone on vacation, but it's a little warm for us "up north" people!  Here's what everyone has been up to....
Brady Ristau caught this 32" northern and safely released it to catch again next year!  He was one excited fisherman!

Carson is one of our favorite guests of the whole summer...and he is grandson, Nathan's bestest friend!  He shows us his new tricks every year and loved running with his walker on the cobblestone path outside!

Papa and I each got a chance to get into Bemidji this week and watch this future "Joe Mauer" play ball!

We had a good laugh when our laundry girl, Shannon, pulled in with her new vehicle!  She's like a little kid with a new toy!  And she can get alot of bags of sheets in that thing...

Olivia lost her first tooth at CRLodge...and our tooth fairy pays really well!  She was so excited!

And for the happy ending this week, here's Evelyn & Mel getting ready to head home.  Their son, Greg, is who we asked for prayers for a few weeks ago....he is back home and back to work...a walking miracle thanks to everyone's prayers.  These parents deserved a break and fished all week by themselves.  Randy & Greg, they caught those fish without your help!!  Amazing!  We love happy endings!

Thanks to all our guests who have vacationed with us the first half of our season.  We've had a wonderful year with some of the best fishing ever...and we look forward to the rest of the summer...and fall.  We still have some wonderful weeks/weekends available in September.  Come see us if you need a relaxing vacation!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Summer is in full swing!

         Where are the weeks going!  We are into the middle of our summer season and the weather has been spectacular.  We seem to get rain when we need it...everything has stayed so green this summer.  The flowers are growing after the cool spring.  The pool is crowded most days.  The temps are 75-80 and sunny most days, with little or no humidity.  Our idea of a perfect forecast. 

         I promised these guests that their photos would get on the blog... so here's a collection of fish pictures and everything else that has happened in the last 3 weeks!  More to come....
Thad Erickson had a great week catching and releasing some beautiful walleyes!

Not to be outdone, his brother caught some beautiful walleyes as's Thad & Chad!

Colton got to fish with grandpa and they caught this giant had to help him hold it!  If he's anything like his grandpa, he's got some intense fishing years ahead of him!

It's not the size of the's the experience!  Justine was just as proud of her catch off the dock!

And her brother, Brad, showed off his catch of northerns.
He's a die-hard fisherman!!

Every year during the 4th of July week, Sue catches her walleyes!  Her son, Ryan, might lay claim to one of these??

Abby catches a giant walleye every year she's here!!  I think she's going to be a guide when she grows up!

This sign appeared on the pirate ship last week...Jillian seemed oblivious to the message!

And here's the culprit cousins responsible for that great sign!  They were cleaning the pirate ship and seemed to think they could keep girls chance!

This little girl seems to love Papa's ice cream cones!

This was Peyton's first trip to CRLodge and he was one happy camper!  Next year he'll be running around and hard to catch!

The new paddleboards continue to be the best entertainment week after week!

Grandson Nathan ventured out one day with the big kayak...and had to be rescued by his brother & cousin...they took the rescue seriously...and Nathan loved being pulled to shore!

Siblings Sam & Max modeling the new hat/t-shirt can you resist??

Grandsons Will & Greyson brought their lemonade stand on vacation and served lemonade and cookies to the guests at the beach...FREE!

Nathan thought it was the best idea all summer!  He was their best customer!

Tyler showed his Mom that he was an expert at roasting marshmallows!

We had some threatening clouds on the 4th of July evening...the rain only lasted a short time...the fireworks in Bemidji went on as planned after the showers.

The sky lightened up towards the end of the shower...and we had a double rainbow...hard to get a photo of the awesomeness of the sky!

And my week ended up on a high note...I had been without a washer & dryer for 2-3 weeks...

and my dream of a front-loading set is now fulfilled!  The redecorating will have to wait until fall...
that's least I can be the laundry queen once again!

Do you need a vacation??  We still have a cabin open July 16-23rd for 2-6 people!  Give us a call or go HERE
to see pictures of cabin #4...a beautiful 3 bedroom cabin right on the water's edge.  We'd love to give you a wonderful vacation experience with your family!