vacation's havin' to get away.....
After much anticipation we have finally arrived. We left early Saturday morning and we made it 16.2 miles (about 15 minutes) before the dreaded question was first uttered "Are we there yet?" Not bad. The journey continued for another 11 hours and took us through Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota and Minnesota. Beautiful sites!
We saw Eagles on the drive up. Magnificent!! The kids couldn't wait to swim and fish. The resort we stay at is called Sunset Cove Resort . It is a great family run resort right on the banks of Cass Lake in a fabulous little cove. We can swim in the indoor pool on cold rainy days and catch fish off of the docks on the nice days.
On the dock
This is a wonderful area of the country with the Chippewa National Forest, Lost Forty and Itasca State park just short jaunts away. If you didn't know, Itasca is home to the headwaters of the Mississippi River. It begins as a beautiful little stream you could wade across. A must see on your bucket list.
The wild life is fantastic too. Each night I have heard the call of the common loon. For an Iowa girl it is anything but common. We have a woodpecker feeding her young next door and an oriole tending her young in the birch tree in front of our cabin. It is awesome to look up at the wonder of a nest she has created. Heron, pelican, goose, finch, chipmunk, each day is a new wonder to behold. I will share a few photos with you and call it a night :
Pelican's ~ 3 feet off shore!
Canada Geese with 6 chicks!