By: Jennifer Bateman | Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Kids are one of the things that make running a resort in Park Rapids so much fun! Every week we see their creativity in finding unique things to do on their family vacation. Last week the kids in Cabin #5 1/2 decided to have turtle races. That's most certainly something you can't do at home, right? Here is an outline of the planning steps.
#1 - Brainstorm with your cousins and decide early in the week to have turtle races. Be sure your parents are on board with the idea because you will probably need their help.
#2 - Tell Bob and Jennifer you want to have turtle races. Decide on a day and time. Give them enough time to make a racetrack and to find some prizes.
#3 - Go turtle hunting. Search in weedy areas of the lake. You will likely find them sunning on a log. Apparently, according to Jason (age 10), it's easy to catch turtles. "All you need is a trolling motor, an oar and a net." These kids were lucky enough to catch five turtles to add to the one that was already in the turtle pond.
#4 - Have your dad draw up a bracket.
#5 - Use duct tape and a Sharpie to label each turtle by name. Name the turtles considering their shape, size and color. They named theirs Ginger, Felix, Bubba, Husker, Avacado and Godzilla.
#6 - Assign an official to conduct the races. Be sure to have a staff photographer document the event!
Be sure to pick a turtle you think will be fast.
Get everyone involved and have fun!
Pounding a bucket does not guarantee your turtle will "run."
The cheering section just woke up from a nap, so they weren't much help to anyone!
Vacationing at a Minnesota family resort provides simple family time. Hanging out with family and having turtle races is nothing fancy, but it sure creates memories.
Until next time ~~ Jennifer
Located north of Park Rapids, MN and south of Itasca State Park, Two Inlets Resort is family owned and provides a family environment to help create memories.