Skip to main content

Another (Careful) Covid-19 Cottage Visit

Another trip back to the cottage. This time we picked up tamales as we were leaving Minneapolis. We stopped in Turtle Lake to eat said tamales. 


The park had a tiny playground that consisted of a slide and merry ground.

There's a bigger and newer one nearby, but this would do.

You have to say hello to the lake when you arrive.

Hello, Lake.


Chelsea had left some presents for the kids. Meadow got fairy dust for the fire, a mystery Barbie and mermaid embroidery kit.

Theo got some books and a Three Lakes shirt. He was more interested in the rubber duckie my dad got from work.

The next morning we tried out the mystery Barbie. You dip the doll in warm water to reveal what she looks like.

Pretty cool.

Papa, I can't see. I'm trying to drive the boat.

Dude loves his sandbox.

Ruth joined Blake for the weekend.

We spent another day outside. I'm also loving this swimsuit. Less sunscreen and no more burnt shoulders. I also hope it means less moles removed.

We took a swimming break for margaritas and chips.

Meadow kept on asking for this farm thingy.


Someday Brooke won't look this good in a swimsuit. That day is not today. You look great, Killer Bee.

There was still bubbles leftover from Meadow's birthday last year.



We didn't get a chance to do a real grocery run before coming up. But between the stuff already at the cottage, the few things we brought and my tortilla making abilities, we had dinner.

After spending the day power washing, dad took us on a sunset cruise on the lakes.

Look, the sun looks like Brooke's eyes.

I love my Theo. Also check out Meadow's new Barbie. 

His favorite thing in life is feeling the breeze through his hair.

He adores pontoon rides.

Good night, Three Lakes.

We spent another perfect, albeit hot, summer day swimming. 

It rarely gets hot up here even on the lake, but today felt warm. It still beats the city heat.

Blake was more adventurous. He took out the sail boat and disappeared for a while.

Theo suddenly loves swimming with his floatie. The past few times we swam he didn't like it when he couldn't touch the bottom. But little dude was kicking his way around the dock.

That's my boy and my sailboat.


We decided to have a grill out on the island. 

There's an island a few lakes away on the chain, that you can use during the day. No camping allowed.

There may be an official name for this place, but we just call it The Island.


There was a COVID party at the sandbar.

Be careful, you're down wind.


The rain was holding off and we were enjoying the perfect almost secret lake island grill out.

Theo just wants buns these days. 

Suddenly the skies got dark and the boats disappeared. We rushed home but the storm wouldn't come until 1 am...

Not cool, mother nature.

I cleaned out the car this weekend and when we put Theo's seat back in we decided he was ready to sit forward facing. 

He sure is growing up quick.

He fell asleep reading books. 

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

A Tettegouche Camp Cabin and Roller Garden Brooke Birthday

Saturday It's become a yearly tradition to stay at a cabin for my birthday. Since Saturday night was the only night that worked for us this year, our locations to stay at were slim. We had casually checked places all week. We hoped to stay somewhere with snow, but all those places were far away or booked. We decided to wait to see what was available on Saturday.

Backcountry Camping with Kids in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Day 1  Back in May I stumbled upon Theodore Roosevelt National Park. I had no idea there was a National Park in North Dakota and that it was the northern end of the Badlands. Usually our summer vacations coincide with Scott's work trips. Since he didn't have any this summer I thought we should take advantage of actually taking a vacation. What, my workcations are always classics? I suppose a second real vacation this year wouldn't hurt. We definitely have more time than normal. As long as we took Covid-19  precautions and avoided people. We finally settled on a time to go. Blake joined us so we borrowed our dad's van so we could ride together. Scott had just driven from Michigan the day before. Blake had met my parents in Wisconsin to get the van and then drove from Duluth to pick us up. I offered to drive since I literally only drive twice a month.  I was still pretty tired from a long drive home. Don't @ me for doing this, as the kids say. Our kitty has been havin

Honeymoon But With Kids: Pictured Rocks, Beers and Beaches

We stopped for lunch in Grand Marais at The Dunes Saloon Lake Superior Brewing. That's the Michigan one. Not the one in Minnesota. Love the old bar vibes. We started with these massive bacon and cheese stuffed tater tots. They were so good.  The pizza was just as good. A much better brewery than Tahq Falls brewing. Scott wasn't so sure about having lunch here, we had to keep up with our Beaches and Brews theme of the trip.  Meadow has turned into such a teenager lately. She's so embarrassed to take photos with me now.  Oh, I'm going to miss having little kids. T he Lake Superior waters have been giving Theo all the curls.  Next we headed over to Sable Falls. We planned to see the eastern part of Pictured Rocks today since we were staying to the west of the park.   I attempted to recreate a photo from 10 years ago.  Back on the North Country Trail again. This trail runs 42 miles through Pictured Rocks along the coastline. I've now added it to my bucket list to thru-h