Monday, June 25, 2012

More Gull Lake

The original Pillow Pet.

 Of course FISHING!!  Here is Sam's catch of the day.

Ummm... Gull Lake submarines are now available :)

 That's right, get bailing kids.  move move move!
All that wonderful nature and I'm stuck in here.  

Bing after a hard day of relaxing at the lake.

Gharail sand creation

 Matthews new blue mustache!

 That's right Franklin... more sugar!

 Me and Connie discussing a purchase. BORING!

Flowers in memory of my dad on Fathers day.

That's right Cora, or should I say Corarella.  Woman's work is NEVER done.

CORA driving!!!  WHAT!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Gull Lake

Day 1.  
We have been up here for 15 hours.  So far so good.  
Only one trip at 12:30 AM to Cub for ear medicine for David.  
Without Tom here, I thought it would not be very eventful, 
but David saved the day.  

Cora took some fantastic photos last night.  

 Tom and Matthew fishing.

David fishing.

 Cora at the beach.  She took this with her waterproof camera and her tripod.

Sunset.  K~

Sunday, June 10, 2012

The Old Man

This is my one of my all time favorite spring trips.  We take the canoe a ways down the Mississippi River.  Our goal.... to go into the flooded trees.  It is important to get to a place where it is easy to launch ones canoe AND to get into the canoe without tipping :)  Once underway it is also important to keep the canoe steady and not to reach for anything in or around the water.  River canoeing is different than lake canoeing, why, the current!  Man that current can be deceiving most of the time.
Under a highway bridge.
Moving through the back waters to the river.
Lots of eagles, herons and other fluttering bird.  Barn and cliff swallows and one good sized pileated woodpecker.  We were so close, it is surprising that none of our photos worked. 

This is what that blur is back there.  They stan
Cottonwood tree.
David heads into the vines, sticks, and spiders.
A VERY load river boat.
Some kind of river carving.
Warning signs of rough water ahead.
Tree caught by a pylon.
Water still rough. It's a little scary in a canue.
Spooky old building.
St. Paul.
Beautiful sky for a safe and beautiful river ride.  K~

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Graduation Time!

Mike has graduated and is now on his way to Embry Riddle!  Then to Mars!  
Cora hating the load boat horn!
Views on the river.  K~

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Let the good times roll!


FINALLY!! we have the NOVA not only out of the garage, 
but washed and "running".  
We took it for the first drive in about 15 years!  
I just had the best time with this!  K~