Monday, September 1, 2008

Leech Lake Vacation: Day 3

Another fabulously relaxing day here at Leech Lake- a whole lot of doing very little. Perfection.
Andreas, Marina and I took a morning boat ride in his gorgeous 1957 wood boat to go loon spotting. Marina has lived in Minnesota for over 25 years but has never seen a loon. We succeeded in her first loon viewing. She is now fully self actualized and ready to move on to the next phase of her life.

While I finished reading two books that I had started a few weeks ago (Michael Tolliver Lives by Armistead Maupin and When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris), the Motley Crue took a hike (literally) and ended by swimming. Here you see Curt and Andreas acting out the scene in an action film where they are blown clear of a massive explosion. I'll PhotoShop in some flames behind them a little later.

Say hello to our little friends. Left to right, they are Willy and Billy. These two found the resort owners on their own as tiny, sick puppies last year, were nursed back to health and are now the sweetest things. I think they know they've got a good thing going. They get free run of the resort when the owners are home, get to chase deer, run into the lake when ducks get too close and will sit and shake in exchange for a belly rub. Billy can also run at 27 miles per hour and has shown us this trick twice as we've driven away from the resort. Aren't they cute?

This is the view every evening from just outside our cabin door. Can't get much better than this, eh?


Dale said...


Jay Simser said...

I am so incredibly jealous. We used to go to Leech. We were on Walker Bay. For about 30 years we went there. Haven't been for years.

What is the resort? The one we used to go to is no longer.

You have a great blog.

Mnmom said...

All looks lovely!!
We had a good weekend in Decorah too - floating down the Upper Iowa and yet again sitting around campfires.

Madame Leiderhosen said...

oh, man. Heaven. I'll be coming with you next year.