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Cottage Labor Day 2019

We were back on the road as soon as we were home from our epic trip to the BWCA. You didn't think we'd miss Labor Day Weekend at the cottage?

We were 10 minutes into our drive when Scott realized he'd forgotten his camera. He never forgets! He messaged Blake and Daniel asking if they could bring one.

 My mom surprised us with these matching pajamas.


We were only missing the pants.

We headed into Eagle River for the day so Scott and I could get pajama pants to match Meadow's. There's a new store in town called the hiker box. I think we need this water filter.

 We later went out to eat with my parents at Honey Bear. We'd heard the fish was great, but the long wait to eat wasn't exactly worth it. They were selling these kids gummy tackles boxes.

The batter on on the fish was good, but the cod was meh. Perch or walleye or get out. Your in the Northwoods.


We were surprised to see my parents bought a new to them pontoon boat. 

About dang time.

While everyone else was going to drive to garage sales, we wanted to bike.

We had to try out Meadow's trail a bike.

Theo was born to ride.

Kid loves bike rides.


I'm not sure if we bought anything, but we did see the coolest garage bar you'd ever seen.

Meadow got a couple new outfits for her American Girl doll.

My dad bought this water wheel for the kids.


Guys, that was intended for the kids.

OK, that's better.

As predicted it popped the next day.

Then we went on the maiden cruise with nearly the whole family. Only missing two of the uncles.

There wasn't enough seats so we had to improvise for Blake.

He put a lawn chair behind Mr. Mike.



The Thoroughfare (or did we go down Crystal Creek?) is the best, whether its for boating, fishing, kayaking or snowshoeing. 



These kids really love Blake and Daniel.

The in-laws were nice enough to make burgers on the side of the endless corn on the cob.

After Scott and Daniel complained that corn is not a meal.


After breakfast we went on a quick kayaking trip with Blake and Daniel on the Wisconsin River. After Scott's fall in the Boundary Waters he's still weary about taking his camera out near water.

While making pizzas outside for dinner Chelsea and Brittany said it was time for the dresser upstairs to go. My mom had bought this dresser as a teenager and Brittany used it as a kid before it was brought to the cottage. Sadly it was falling apart and taking up space.


We found lots of old brochures in the dresser. Like things to do in Duluth in the 1990's.


We couldn't figure out how to use a projector for the second time in a few tries. I may have broken it. Sorry Mr. Mike.

Then the big kids went out to Brigg's for drinks. 

Blake couldn't get into Chelsea's car and sadly looked through her rearview camera.

I don't know about sad. More like scary.

On our last day we all stopped at a flea market in St. Germain. When driving home we waved goodbye to all the locals waving goodbye to the tourists.

Also before leaving Chelsea did Meadow's hair.

It was the first day of school the next day. 

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