As I wrap up my vacation memories I wanted to mention some of my
favorite things. Each morning we would begin the day with coffee on the deck watching hoards of humming birds drinking from the feeder. There were so many
that we had to fill the feeder every day. There also was a friendly chipmunk, nuthatches, chickadees, black squirrels, rabbits, deer and an Eagle that lived across the lake. We also saw cranes, beaver and an otter. The most unwanted visitors were the mosquitoes. By the time we left my son had 64 bites even though he was sprayed head to toe with OFF multiple times each day.
After coffee on the deck it was always a huge breakfast while we
made our daily plans. Often we had to drive to Godfrey’s store a few miles down the road to pick up things we forgot. We joked that if Godfrey’s didn’t sell it, then we didn’t need it! They have everything from nightgowns to night crawlers and minnows to mayonnaise.
The kids and I picked wildflowers while we were on a bear hunt
and we swam in the lake. My sister taught us how to make lifejacket diapers! By inserting your legs into the arm holes of a life vest you create a float that keeps you above water without having to hinder your arms and chest. I think she should patent and sell this idea.
We saw the headwaters of the Mississippi and raced go-carts with
Grandpa – he won! We went shopping, took naps and I learned how to play euchre. Mom was my partner and by the time we left we were the champions. Every evening we went fishing. My best catch was a Walleye even though it wasn’t that big, bass and I also caught some huge Bluegills. The kids got to catch and eat fish they caught for the first time.
We had a clear view of the lake from our bed and at night we could hear the loon’s and the frogs. I never slept so soundly in my whole life. A very special thank you to Dick and Kathy Schuster for an unforgettable vacation.
Favorite Words Spoken:
“I need a net.”
“Can he swim?”
“Can’t we stay here forever mom?”
The drag on my reel.
Opening a beer can and having it echo across the lake.
Loons, frogs and hummingbirds.
Now back to reality: My daughter wrote a letter to the Fashion Pixie complete with a picture of a dress and jewelry that she would like them
to make for her and she left it on the kitchen table last night. She writes
letters to the Easter Bunny, Santa, Fairies and other miscellaneous creatures and sometimes they even write back. Hopefully she’s not too disappointed this morning when she discovers that there is no such thing as a Fashion Pixie. But hey, you can’t blame a girl for trying!