Today is Tuesday, September 17 and it is the first of our two days off. The weather is clear and cool and God has given us this gift of living in this absolutely beautiful part of our country for the summer.
Roy and I went out for lunch today to Bait and Bite, a place near here that is part bait store and part restaurant. Roy got the Walleye on Hoagie bread and I got a swiss mushroom burger on a toasted bun. We were too very satisfied customers after that delicious meal.
I dropped Roy off at Dora’s doorstep, went out to do a little shopping at the local gift shop and some looking around on my own. The gift shop is packed with beautiful northern decorations for sale and gift items. I enjoyed the time to browse and see all their unique things. Roy doesn’t do shopping in gift shops too well so it was a treat to get to look around on my own and take my time. I bought a crème de menthe truffle for me and a dark chocolate fudge truffle for Roy and headed out to see some of the neighboring resorts. The pictures are of the gift shop, Pine Ridge.
The trees are changing, though not a whole lot yet, and the drive was wonderful. I found a Christian radio station, turned up the music, rolled down the windows and sang away. I even saw two deer at one of the resorts right by the cabins. We’ve seen dozens of deer up here but they never stand still for a picture, yet today they did.
Our time here is coming quickly to an end. While we’ve both worked harder at times than we’ve wanted to, we both realize this is an amazing opportunity to live in a beautiful place like this. People pay thousands of dollars to stay here for a week and we’ve gotten to live here all summer. In our free time I’ve learned to sit still for long periods of time, rest, and appreciate life. There are times during the day when we’re busy working but many times that we’re able to stop and ponder about life, God, and plan for the future.
My wonderful husband is enjoying his tiny remote control helicopter right now, flying it in the big open meadow by our RV. We roasted marshmallows over the campfire yesterday evening and some of our co-workers came over to visit. It wasn’t quite the same as when Russ and Annie were here but we had a nice time all the same. If ya’ll read this, we miss you Russ and Annie and plan to make our way to Florida after Christmas to see ya’ll!
We are anticipating the last days here to be constant work so there might not be much time for blogging. We don’t even know if we’ll have our last two days off next Tuesday and Wednesday. But whatever it takes to close the resort down for the winter, the Chauvin’s will be right in the middle of it. Our managers have done a great job of planning the work necessary to close the resort down having to work around rain, wind, and people still checking in and out.
We hope to be able to attend church this Sunday and say goodbye to the fine Methodists we’ve met up here. It’s been a nice church to attend, totally different from what we’re use to but it’s where we’ve gone to worship God and I’m thankful it’s here.
See ya’ll soon, ya’ll come back now, ya’ hear!