Sunday, July 15, 2012

Vacation Time

Back from vacation - sniff.  We were in Cross Lake, MN and as I'm writing this, I still feel like I'm rocking on a boat!  We (as in The Fisherman, his brother Mike and "sister" Kris) spent a lot of time fishing this past week.  Though my idea of vacation is sleeping in and boating later in the day, the 3 of them went out every morning by 6 a.m. - I was impressed.  Fishing was a 3 time event most days - early morning, early afternoon and late evening before the sun went down (one night we didn't go out until 10 p.m. - what a beautiful sight that was with seeing all the stars and luckily our GPS got us back to port!).  We also had a wonderful weather week - a great all around vacation.

Here's some sights and eats from the week...

One night we had grilled pizzas (see a more detailed how to make version here).  These are always a big hit with the crew.  Our daughter Kristina and her husband Benj also happened to be vacationing near us and came by for dinner.

Here's our guys going off and getting ready to provide for the family

One of The Fisherman's many catches...

and here I am making sure the guys get a hearty breakfast (when they get back - not at 6 a.m.!)

Some pretty flowers by the cabin

Mudslide at The Wharf (bar and grill)

One of the many loons we saw while fishing

One day Kris and I went shopping in Nisswa and watched turtle races... so fun for the kids!

Well, then we just had to have some ice cream!

Tasty beverages were a must too - Appletinis

...and Lemon Drops

The last night we had a fish fry and some appetizers... a big o'plate of nachos... layers of chips, red and green peppers and red onion sliced very thin, jalapenos and a combo of cheddar cheese and marble monterey jack.  Layer a few times and bake at 350 until cheese is melted - serve with salsa and sour cream

The 4 different kinds of fishes for the week: walleye, bass, pike and blue gill.... remember I will cook the fish but I won't eat the fish :-)

...but I will eat dessert (found on web here)

Well, that's a snippet of our week... hope you get some time away this summer too for some R&R!
Here's the place we stayed at


  1. It all looks wonderful... especially the fish :D

  2. My heart skipped a beat when I saw that fish on the plate. Girl ... next time, I'll eat your portion!!

    1. hahaha.... I know - I can't help it... just not a fish fan!! Though I will eat fillet-0-fish and that sparks controversary at our place!


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