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After taking pictures of Charlie today, I took my first hike around the property. What a beautiful day; the sun is shining, the snow is melting and the birds are chirping. It’s time to start getting cleaned up for all our guests to arrive 🙂 We can’t wait to see all of you.
I enjoyed my stroll on the nature trail!
Congratulations to Chris Weisenbeck, one of our winter guests, for winning the ice out contest! Charlie has taken the plunge. The spring temperatures today helped Charlie to go swimming.
Even with the 5 inches of snow that fell last night, Charlie has begun his lean. The ice has begun to recede from the shoreline. Some warm temps and Charlie may be wet soon.
It’s ice out contest time.
We’d love to have you be a part of the contest. Send us an email at [email protected] with the DATE and TIME that you think Charlie will fall through the ice. All guesses are due by March 15th. The person whose time is the closest will be the winner. If Charlie falls through the ice during the night the date will be credited to the next day. Sue and John will be at sport shows March 3-15, but Scott will be keeping an eye on him for us.
Charlie’s journey out to the ice.
The docks have been taken out and stored for another winter season. Thankfully the weather cooperated. It was supposed to be cold and rainy, but the sun was out which helped the 35 degree temp feel not so bad.
Last week we had one our local fishing guides, Bob Bertch, draw for the winner of our 2014 Rock Bass Contest. Congratulations to Addison Wojciechowski you will be receiving a brand new Walleye fishing rod and reel. Not only did Addison win the grand prize, but the Wojciechowski family submitted the highest poundage of rock bass this summer. They submitted 20 pounds of rock bass. Way to go guys!
Thank you to everyone who participated this year. We donated a total of 190 pounds of fish to Wild Instincts. They used the fish to help feed all their injured animals.
For all of our long time guests the swimming raft has made it’s final voyage. After re-weld after re-weld the pontoons will not stop taking on water. This raft has been part of the resort since I was a child. I had lots of fun times as a teenager on this raft and it was sad to see it pulled for the last time. A new raft has been purchased and will be put in the water next spring.
It has been a beautiful fall week in the Northwoods. We took our last pontoon boat ride of the season last night. The guest who joined us were treated to perfect fall weather along with brilliant colors of red, gold and orange!
Pictures from around the resort:
Pictures on White Birch Lake:
Pictures on Ballard lake:
We spent the summer creating a new wedding ceremony site. In 2015 we will begin marketing for fall weddings at the resort. And what a better way to give it a test run than having our son, Brian, and his beautiful bride, Missy, get married at the resort. Brian and Missy met on a blind date at White Birch Village in March of 2013. They came full circle by getting married where they met. It was a beautiful fall day, the 80% chance of thunderstorms never materialized. We set up a large tent on the grassy area behind the barn and had a wonderful meal that the groom prepared. Our staff did a tremendous job working the reception. Wonderful memories were made! It was a perfect Northwoods wedding! Enjoy the pictures.