How I Spent My Summer Vacation (Day 5*)

[* a/k/a The Lake Walk.]

Elkhart Lake is the name of the town . . . and the lake.  Every year at Camp Brosius, there is a morning when all campers are invited to take the Lake Walk.  It’s a leisurely two to two and half hours amble around the 300 acre lake.  Unique to this lake, at least to those of us living on lake property in Alex, is that the path all the way around the lake (with a short exception) is on private property.  I cannot imagine that happening here – maybe it was an original by-law of the town?  Anyway, as a hiker it seems a bit intrusive – you’re hiking through peoples yards as they are gardening, sunning on their docks, whatever, and we generally just wave to each other.

[As we left waterfront, Vickie and Scott were taking a canoe ride.]

[One of the first lawns we wandered through had this lovely garden sculpture – I want one!]

[We made it to town . . . or in this case, the big condo complex . . . which is on the far side of the lake from camp.]

[Elkhart Lake was part of a road racing circuit.  It is now home to Road America.  Paul Newman once owned a home on the lake when he raced; we believe Tom Cruise still does.]

[Danny and the supervisor discovered an old Norse ruin . . . or is it an old ruined Norse?]

[Again, while out and about, THE most important sign!]

[These little wooden maps all around the lake path show you where you are – red dot!]

[Camp Brosius is sighted!]

[“Home” is just across the bay.]


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The Journey Begins Thanks for joining me! This is the follow-up to the original, “,” which overwhelmed the system’s ability to handle it any more. Thus, this is “Part 2.” As the original was initially described: 10-26-07-4 “It all began in a 5,000 watt radio station in Fresno, California” . . . wait a minute, that was Ted Baxter on the Mary Tyler Moore Show! Let’s see . . . oh yeah, it all began in 2003 when retirees, i.e., old people, in Alexandria, Minnesota, who had no desire to become snow birds, went looking for mid-winter entertainment here in the frozen tundra of West Central Minnesota. We discovered girls’ high school hockey, fell in love immediately, and it remains our favorite spectator sport to this day. Initially, and for several years, reports on these games were e-mailed to those who were actually snowbirds but wanted to keep abreast of things “back home.” It was ultimately decided a blog would be more efficient, and it evolved into a personal diary of many things that attracts tens of readers on occasion. It remains a source of personal mental therapy and has yet to elicit any lawsuits. ~ The Editor, May 9, 2014 p.s. The photo border around the blog is the Cardinal girls’ hockey team after just beating Breck for the state championship in 2008. It’s of the all-tournament team. The visible Breck player on the left is Milica McMillen, then an 8th-grader – she is now an All-American for the Gophers. The Roseau player in the stocking cap I believe is Mary Loken, who went on to play for UND; and the Cardinal player on the right, No. 3, is Abby Williams, the player we blame most for making us girls’ hockey fans who went on to play for Bemidji State. *********************************************************************************** Photos contained herein are available for personal use. All you have to do is double click on any of the photos and they will become full screen size. You can then save them into your personal “My Pictures” file. They make lovely parting or hostess gifts, or holiday gifts for such as Uncle Ernie who wants to see how his grand niece is doing on the hockey team. If any are sold for personal profit, however, to, for example, the Audubon Society, National Geographic, Sven’s Home Workshop Monthly, Curling By The Numbers, or the World Wrestling Federation, I only request that you make a donation to the charitable organization of your choice. You have two hours and fifteen minutes. Pencils ready? Begin! **********************************************************************************
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