Hi all, well it has certainly been a busy fall this year. It actually started before leaving camp, as Milissa’s mother (Ruby) passed away unexpectedly during the last week of the season. This resulted in a quick 48 hour trip back home to Indiana for the services, only to return to camp to finish the last of our shut down for 2 days and then a drive back home again. Fortunately, the flight home was uneventful and on time. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about the flight(s) back to camp. The day I was scheduled to fly back to camp was the day of the fire in a control tower near Chicago. This delayed my flight out of South Bend several hours resulting in me missing my connecting flight in Minneapolis back to International Falls. With the next flight out of Minneapolis a full seven hours away, I made the decision to rent a car and drive the four hours back to International Falls, retrieve my vehicle at the airport and continue on another 3 1/2 hours to camp.
We wish to thank everyone for the sympathies extended to us during this very difficult time. Thank you very much.
I was able to spend some much needed time afield this fall deer hunting. The tree stand was a good way to rest, recover and reflect after another great season in camp despite the unfortunate and untimely passing of Ruby. While the deer hunting season was one of the slowest we have had here in Indiana recently, I did manage to take my first deer with a bow after taking up bow hunting just last season. There is not a lot of venison in the freezer this year, but we are thankful for what we have.
The holiday season is upon us now and we hope everyone enjoyed getting their Christmas letter/season recap in the mail. That is quite a production here and takes a lot of time to pull off the whole process. As you may have noticed, our website has taken on a new look. We would welcome your feedback and certainly if you find any problems (as there always are when you undertake a project like this) to please bring them to our attention in the event we have not discovered them.
We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season!