Thursday, April 5, 2012

Lakes Are Opening Up

This week we had a surprise visit from John's brother Larry, his wife Kathi, their daughter Holly, and Grandma Nona, John's mother. They arrived in the rain on Monday, but Tuesday was a gorgeous, sunny, brisk day perfect for hiking up to the overlook on Indian Lake. I took a few pictures so you could see the progress of ice melting. But do you also notice the white streak in one of the pictures? That is our dog sled trail for trips in the winter. It is still white since it was packed all winter by snowmobile and dog sled teams and cross country skiers, like John, Joanna and me.

I predict the ice will be out by April 15th on Indian Lake. What is your guess? Sandbar Lake is all open next to the 325 Road and shallower lakes like Arethusa are close to being all opened up.

Joanna and I will be leaving Sunday to drive down to Ely and share an Easter service at Oasis Intl, our daughter Cherish's church before leaving Monday for the twin cities to fly down to North Carolina to visit Mom and Dad. Then after a ten day visit with them in Franklin, NC we drive with them over to Pensacola Beach, Florida for a grand Jackson family reunion. It will be Grandma and Grandpa Jackson, the Jackson five kids, their kids and their kid's kids. Did you follow that? Mom and Dad spent our inheritance to rent a gorgeous three story beach house so we could all be in the same building. Our son Jonathan, his wife Reseth and our 8 month old grandbaby Aaron now live in Pensacola, Florida where he is being trained as a navigator for the Air Force. They will be moving in June to another base, so we thought this was the best opportunity to get everyone together.

We should be back to Ignace, well oiled and well tanned by April 30 to start cleaning all the cabins and finish some last minute renovations here at camp.
It won't be long and this place will be hustling and bustling again with our fine fishermen.