|Northeastern Minnesota is known as the "Iron Range" because|
of the large amount of iron ore. This is a monument dedicated
to all the iron ore miners.
|Northeastern Minnesota is known for its pine forests.|
|The lake (which you can barely see) is actually an iron|
ore mine that was dug up and naturally filled in. Lots of
beautiful hills in Northeastern Minnesota.
|The cabin all eleven of us stayed in. It could sleep up|
to twenty-four people!
|The bedrooms were to the left and right of the main room.|
|The back side of the cabin, facing the lake.|
|One of the reasons I love vacationing with extended family|
is the time we get to spend with one another. Here are my
boys showing Grandpa how to "play" dominoes. :)
|I also love that vacationing with a lot of people|
requires everyone to pitch in and help. My oldest daughter
(on the right) and my niece on the left.
|The resort was very family-friendly. Here is Dave with our |
boys at the playground.
|The girls. It was chilly while we were there, so we all|
spent the long weekend in our sweatshirts!
|The resort is centered around the beautiful Birch Lake.|
|I could have sat here all day...|
|The biggest attraction is fishing. In the evenings the docks|
were full of boats.
|Another big attraction are the houseboats you can rent. We|
stayed in a cabin--but it would be fun to stay on the
water one day.
|Before we took the kids on the boat, we practiced fishing|
off the dock with the boys. It was their first time fishing.
The girls have been fishing for years. :)
|Me with one of our twins. The fishing was TERRIBLE |
while we were there. Not many opportunities to
reel them in.
|This lake, like so many in the Iron Range, is stained a dark|
brown from all the iron ore.
|There's nothing like racing across a lake.|
|Unlike our lakes in Central Minnesota, the lakes in Northeastern|
Minnesota have a lot of rock outcroppings.
|My brother-in-law, his fiancé and our oldest.|
|There were eleven of us fishing and we only caught six fish|
the whole weekend! This was one. It's a tiny little Northern
Fish, but I had to snap a picture. One of my twins, my second
daughter and my hubby.
*Although I LOVE Northeastern Minnesota, I wouldn't care to live there in the winters! It's a wee bit chilly--and winter lasts a little longer than Central Minnesota.
Your Turn: Do you enjoying fishing? When was the last time you had a family vacation? Where did you go?