Friday, May 15, 2009
It's been over a month since I posted, so I decided it was probably time to catch up a bit! We got home from our 2 month "road trip" with a little time left to enjoy a bit of winter here in the cities and up at the lake. Lowell got in 2 or 3 ice fishing trips, nothing spectacular, but we had enough fish for a nice fish fry when Bernice returned from California.
The ice went out about the 26th or 27th of April, and the two of us went up the week before the fishing opener (May 8) to put in the lift, dock and boat. It took a little bit longer than usual (like 2 days!!!) but we got 'er done! Joel and Jeanie and the kids came up for opening weekend. It was cool and not much for fishing - but we had a great weekend anyway. Lots of walks and "discoveries". After they left, we (Lowell mostly) worked on a new steps/deck on the driveway side of the cabin. It's give us a little more room and a nice spot to sit in the warm afternoon sun on those chilly, windy days.
I've also been giving the camera a bit of a workout, trying some new techniques and some new places as well. We've been to Fort Snelling State Park, Oakdale and Maplewood Nature Centers & Nerstrand Big Woods State Park. Just havin' fun being retired!!!