04.10.13 Northward bound to live in Minnesota!

Big News!  Not that we haven’t been planning for this forever and ever and ever but finally the moment has arrived, well soon anyway!  No we haven’t sold the house.  However, Dora, Boots and the Explorers (Roy and Rosalyn) will be heading north on April 30th or May 1st to LIVE and WORK at Northern Lights Resort in northern Minnesota on the Canada border.  We’ll begin work between May 8th and May 15th and work until October 1st before the snow starts falling!  We got a workamping job there where they will pay us salary plus a full hook up RV site.

resortlayout.This is from the Northern Lights Resort home page “Our beautiful family-friendly cabin resort is surrounded by wilderness in a secluded bay on 16 acres, with nearly ¼ mile of shoreline. Lake Kabetogama (Ka-be-tow-ga-ma) is one of a chain of wilderness Border Lakes with majestic scenery and part of Voyageurs National Park on the Minnesota, Ontario border.

Northern Lights Resort (NLRO) is just a few miles from the Canada border and we will be able to see the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) from there.  Roy’s always wanted to see that.   They say it can be seen 200 times during the year.  Sure hope that’s while we’re there!

When we got the job offer call from them this morning I had to repress a big scream of happiness but turning my resignation in this morning was rough.  My boss Donna is my dearest friend and while I know she’s personally happy for us she’s not wanting to lose an employee.  I’ll be starting the retirement paperwork in the morning, with April 26th being my last work day.  We’ve retired one time before about 7 years ago but certainly didn’t move out of town much less 1,450 miles away!  That retirement lasted two years, let’s see how long we can make this one last!

We’re hoping to spend plenty of time with out little Madisyn before we go and she’s coming to spend the night tonight and play with Paw Paw while Grannie goes to work in the morning. Paw Paw has all the fun!

Then we’re headed to Pass Christian for a little taste of RV traveling life and will be staying in an RV park there not too far from the coast.  First time we’ll be taking Boots our toad on the road and I’m hoping for a good experience with that.

Don’t know how much posting I’ll be able to do now that we know crunch time is here but I know we’ll be posting about our travels through the US towards Minnesota.  If anyone has suggestions for RV parks along that route, please lt us know!

Ya’ll come back now ya’ hear!

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One thought on “04.10.13 Northward bound to live in Minnesota!

  1. We spent our first summer out in northern Minnesota and Wisconsin. Got up there the middle of April. Boy was that too early. I have one entry in my log on 04/28/94 that said it was snowing. So be prepared for it to still be cold there. We went up through Tennessee and stayed in Nashville out by Opryland. Then went up to Indiana and on up through Milwaukee. Also camped in Rochester at a campground that was downtown and open all year. One year we went up I-55 going up and did stop in Missouri at Sikeston, home of Lambert’s Cafe. There was a nice campground there and they ran a shuttle to the restaurant so you didn’t have to unhitch.

    Baptist churches – You can look on http://www.nwba.net/churches which is Northwoods Baptist Association. There is one in Brainerd. I’m not sure what will be close to you. They will be small churches – probably well under 50 in membership. First church we worked with was in Grand Rapids, MN. Had about 30-35 there on Sundays, but great group of folks.
    Give me a holler if you have any other questions I could possibly answer; however, remember that was 1994 when we were there.

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