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Updated: Mar 20, 2020

Hi there.  We awoke to some snow this morning–not the first time this year.  I wondered why Freya didn’t opt to go outside last night; she must have known it was coming.


It’s been very chilly and gray up here for the most part.  My cabin work is done (smiling big-time), and Gruper’s nearly got all of his chores done.  This will likely be my last blog entry for the season–unless I do a “welcome home” entry of family and friends–so I’d better make it a good one, eh?

Bob, Steve and Terry


joined us a couple of weeks ago.  These nice guys come up and truly enjoy themselves in God’s country.  We were treated to one of His promises one morning!


What a great way to start a day!

The guys enjoy angling and sight-seeing.  They found an eagle hanging out on a rock


They enjoyed the early fall contrasts


I spy a marker buoy in this shot–do you?


These guys arrived after the docks had been conjoined


It didn’t slow them down one bit!  Check out this batch of crappie:


Beautiful!  Of course Terry worked his magic out on the lake!  He released several Big Fish in the spring and didn’t disappoint in the fall!

Nice!  Thanks for sharing this sunset as well:)

Our friend Ryan returned for a fall visit.  He caught a few nice sunsets himself:

I suppose what amazes me most is that it can be SO gray all day, then the sky clears and we get beautiful sunsets most evenings???  Ryan caught one of the (rare) morning-sun-across-the-lake shots

They really are that brilliant when they occur.  Beautiful!

Ryan was able to hunt grouse with Gruper several times during his stay.  He took a couple of “where’s Waldo” shots just for the blog!


He stumbled upon a moose track (they need to start being careful…)


I searched these pics for hidden grouse and decided they were of the nice colors on our driveway and the pipeline (although we have some FAT grouse along the driveway who know they are safe):


Thanks, Ryan!  See you again soon:)

OK…remember when Addison and Tricia created a time capsule back in August?


Well, I knew that Brayton was visiting the following week and decided he was just the guy to search for and add to the capsule:

Thanks, Jeff and Jenn, for helping!  I have just the right little one in mind for early next year.  Adorable!

Speaking of adorable, Brett shared this pic of him and his sister Adrienne during their first trip to Tall Pines Camp!  I believe he said it was the mid-70’s:


Brian and his son Alex were here in August as well.  They contributed a couple of nice photos:

I love this deer in the grass…


Jeff and Sue each released a great walleye this season.  However, I don’t think I told you about Sue’s other accomplishment:  she caught her first smallie:


I don’t think I shared Mike’s nice fish from when I was out in Colorado(?)


Who is that masked man?  He caught a good sunset too:


Mark (the perchman) got a tremendous 500+ lb. bear in Wisconsin this year!


But nothing top’s Dennis’s 49″er that he used to mess with me big-time…”kept it”;)



I need to get serious with you all for a minute.  Today our sister-in-law Connie is being laid to rest in Iowa. I love this photo of her!  Their whole family was in Hawaii, one of Connie’s goals/dreams.


It is tough being up here but our family understands that we have a lot going on up here right now.  Also, our niece Anna who had her twin girls last Friday is in the ICU in Florida right now with pulmonary embolisms bilaterally.  Please, please pray for her to recover fully and get home to her husband Benny and their four babies.

Thank you for listening and for your prayers.  God bless you.

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