By: Jennifer Bateman | Saturday, March 11, 2017
When our Minnesota resort is closed up for the winter, to some degree we sort of forget that we're living on one all year around. In the winter we only plow to the house, so to access the rest of the resort we have to walk through the snow. If there's never a need to walk around the resort, we just don't .... from about November to April.
As some of you may or may not know, we had three very windy days here last week. It blew all day and all night. Gusts were measured at up to 61 mph. Since the resort faces west, we got a lot of gusts right in the face! On the first day Bob's thought was "I'm glad we don't have any boats in the water." And on the second night when the power went out, it was no big deal since we didn't have any guests in. However, when the electricity goes out, it makes us think about trees. So after the wind storm I took a walk around the resort to see if the wind did any damage.
All was clear until I made it to Cabin #7. I thought, "Holy cow! It was windy enough to blow the screen door right off the screen porch!" As I rounded the cabin I expected to see the screen door broken and in a heap somewhere, but then remembered that Bob had taken it off earlier this winter to do some repairs to it up in the shop. Whew!
A large spruce did go down on the lakeshore between Cabin #4 1/2 and Cabin #5. Unfortunately it landed on the docks, so there may be some dock repair come this spring, but at least it didn't land on a cabin!
Several screen porches also filled with snow, which was no surprise, but even the screen porch on the lodge was filled with snow. That was a pretty good measure of just how strong that wind was since that porch is pretty protected.
We are looking forward to spring, spring walleye fishing, crappie fishing, and warm water swimming. We hope you are, too!
Until next time ~~ Jennifer
Jennifer and Bob enjoy living on their Minnesota family resort year around. Located north of Park Rapids, MN and south of Itasca State Park, the resort offers lakeside living to families and fishermen.