a perfect weekend up north

It was picture perfect at the lake for father’s day weekend.  It was a last minute decision to go and when we checked the weather forecast there was a 90% chance of thunderstorms. That turned into a range of about 30% to 55% and then they became “scattered” thunderstorms.  The storms never materialized!! And it ended up being the absolute perfect weather day on Saturday and we got to view (and photograph) another beautiful sunset.

We did our now usual weekend trip, leaving after the rush hour traffic to subside Friday night.  This time we managed to leave just after 7 p.m., arriving in Akeley about 10:30.  We drove through many areas of fog and did not hit two deer. One was crossing the road ahead of us, the other was on the side of the road. We awakened to fog the next morning but headed off to the Rapid River Logging Camp as planned. They have a fun, family style breakfast and Miss M really wanted to go this time.  You get as many eggs as you want (we heard one person ask for six eggs!! for just that one person!! wow…big appetite I guess) either over easy or scrambled, many pancakes, ham or sausage, hash browns and logger raisins (prunes). You can also have orange juice, milk or coffee or some combination of those. We got juice and coffee.   We left feeling satisfied.

We stopped at Coborn’s grocery store in Park Rapids on our way back to the cabin to get snacks and something for dinner.  Then we didn’t leave again until it was time to go home the next day.  It was heavenly. Neither side of neighbors were there and it was very quiet on the lake.  The only sounds we heard were lake gulls, loons and our lawn mower as we took turns mowing the area by the shoreline.  Since it was full of wildflowers I gave Miss M the job of collecting most of the them to put in vases in the cabin and they looked lovely!  She made one big one and a smaller one for the bathroom.  We had a nice pork chop dinner then had a camp fire complete with smores!  And then we were rewarded with a gorgeous sunset.  Weekends like this one are why we endure winter.

Come have a look-see at some photos I took.

Here are various sunsets at different times:

Finally, the dad and his mini me.  Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!


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11 responses to “a perfect weekend up north

  1. That sounds like my kinda breakfast… Logger raisins, LOL!

  2. Sounds a wonderful way to spend Father’s Day. What a lovely setting.Your photos are magnificent. Thank you for sharing, Toby. 8-) Hubby and daughter look fabulous.

  3. Very cool. Thanks for sharing, although I am envious of the setting.

  4. Pingback: My 5th blogoversary!! | travels with toby

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