Saturday, October 31, 2015

Summer 2015 Comes to an End!

     The best part of our 2015 resort season was that Steve's Dad, John, spent the entire summer with us!  We loved having him and he said there was a lot more going on at our house than there was at his!  He was such a blessing to have...and he says he's coming back next summer!  Yay!

We had an awesome summer...the weather was perfect...hardly any rain, but now we really need the moisture...I fear it will come in white flakes, but I think we'll take it!  The lake is low, but it usually fills back up in the spring.

August was a busy month with lots of fishing, swimming and pizzas in the lodge!  We scooped over 250 gallons of ice cream all summer long...cones, sundaes and those famous shakes!  You have to have ice cream everyday on vacation, right?

The end of August meant it was time to close up the pool for the season...
This dude was ready to beef the winter cover...

The cycle of a summer resort...pool closed until 2016!

September was a busy month, but we were able to slow down and enjoy other projects...

Jen & I tried our skills at crafting...and even sold a few things in the lodge!
I was able to go to our church's women's retreat in September at Camp Shamineau...
We celebrated this lady's birthday one morning at camp!  What a wonderful time...I already 
look forward to next year!

I finally took time to teach this little girl to sew...she was a fast learner!  She continued
to sew long after I went home and produced a barbie sleeping bag, pillow, Halloween tablerunner 
for her Mommy...and a small quilt for her bed...she's hooked and her Nana is loving that!

The Lodgemaster took a chair building class with some other resort owners...and
we all love it!  I ordered 13 more, but not sure I'll get was a day long project!

I found lots of time in September to sit and sew in the lodge...finished the bindings
on several quilts that sat untouched all summer long!  Quilting is my winter passion!

This little cutie came to visit in October and made her own pizza!!

Her Daddy shot a grouse, but she was not crazy about holding it for a picture!

We went to Chandler Farms to enjoy a beautiful fall day...riding horses, 
hay rack ride, hay bales maze, was a great time!

We ended our season with breathtaking sunsets...night after night!  We never
tire of this view out our window...

We close the books on our 28th year at Cedar Rapids Lodge!  We look forward to a
restful winter...and we look forward to the 2016 resort season!  
We hope to see all of you again!