Ruttger's Birchmont Lodge
Travel Blogs from Bemidji
We arrived before dark at the KOA campground just west of Bemidji, after crossing the very beginnings of the mighty Mississippi River that is a small creek here. The next day we met our next-site neighbours Bill and Karen Head from Winnipeg. After checking out, we drove into town where we saw the giant statues of Paul Bunyan (wearing a Shriner's fez) and Babe the Blue Ox, a little yellow submarine, and some fanciful statues made from scrap metal parts.
... of Mackinac Island and you will see how beautiful it is! I am sending some pictures but mine will not do it justice. We stayed in St. Ignace and took the ferry from there. We then went to a white fish festival when we got back to St. Ignace and ate our way through that! We then drove to the upper part of the Upper Pennisula which is on Lake Superior and stayed in Grand Marais. I was blown away by Lake Superior. The place ...
... 13, 2013
This was our 9th year at Cass Lake, our 8th year at Birch Villa
People we vacationed with: 1st week- Tom, Linda, Jared, Seth, Leah, Chloe & Maddie W; Paul K and Melissa & Tommy C
2nd week- Tom, Linda, Jared, Leah, Chloe (cabin 7, prev. 14); Harold and Eleanor K (Sah-Kah-Tay, cabin 9); Roy & Deb G, Luke, Kara, Erin & Leah (BV cabin 5); Paul K and Melissa & Tommy C (BV cabin 6)
Price of Gas: $3.29-$3.39 We took two ...
... bring in 3 more perch. We also caught 2 bluegill, and even though they weren't keepers, it was fun to FINALLY catch something besides perch and rock bass. We had a rough, somewhat wet ride home, but still had a great time laughing and screaming with each wave we crashed into.
This afternoon we spent some time reading about spinal fusion in preparation for Leah's big surgery next Monday. It's starting to become more real to us, and we're all a bit nervous about what ...
Vacation Day Schedule:
9:00- Wake up, say "hello" to the Lake, start the coffee
10:00- Head out to boat. Drop off minnows at Mom & Dad's boat and almost fall in the lake trying to pass them over. Boat through the channel to Pike Bay.
11:00- Have more coffee. This time with donut.
12:00- Think about heading in. Fish for another ...