Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Up North

We went to see my parent's new cabin up north for the first time over the holiday weekend. The place isn't finished, but there's a toilet and electricity, so it was better than camping! The property is AMAZING! It's on the border between Wisconsin and Upper Michigan on a little lake with NO ONE around. Silence and solitude. So refreshing.

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It's a long drive, but the kids did a good job of occupying themselves.

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Three generations.

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My boys in their best north-woods attire.

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The fourth of July parade in the next town was weird in a good way.

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And they tossed the most candy I've ever seen in a parade!

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Mara freaked.

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My dad made a little fishing pole out of some broken line and a fallen branch. Makai caught the first fish off of their new deck!

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Such an awesome weekend.

6 comments:

  1. Looks like a fun trip. Great photos too.

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  2. Were you in Minocqua by chance? I am pretty sure I recognize the BP station and Mercer Loon Day starts August 3rd. I just got back from Manitowish Waters yesterday!

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  3. looks like a perfect holiday weekend. i love the pic of the boys in their flannel. :)

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  4. Jen, Wow! You were just a few miles from me this weekend! We were in Mercer for the parade and fireworks, but the cabin is even further north in Presque Isle. And yes, I know Minocqua well. We used to go there every summer. Did you stop by the flea market in Boulder Junction on Tuesday? It looked pretty good from the hwy, but I couldn't stop to check it out.

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  5. We're in Manitowish Waters, but stopped by Mercer for a quilt show on Wednesday, maybe you were gone by then, the giant Mercer loon always cracks me up! I used to go to a knitting shop in Presque Isle before they moved. Didn't get to stop by the flea market this time, hopefully the next time I'm up there, there's usually something good. A few years ago there were three Featherweight machines in really good condition. I always get so excited when I find people who head up there, it's so beautiful! Looks like you had an amazing time!

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