This weekend we are heading up to the cabin to put the dock in the lake. During the summer we sit on that same dock and watch incredible skies like this. It is a great way to spend your time, listening to the water lap against the rocky shore and the loons calling out. Eagles fly above, blue heron visit the empty dock one cabin over, and an occasional otter plays in the water. The boys will go swimming, fishing, or take off in a kayak or paddleboat.
Going "up to the lake" is a tradition for many people in Minnesota, and driving in the mass exodus on Hwys 94, 10 and 371 is the price you pay for the chance to spend time on a lake up north. We are lucky that Doug's parents have a cabin on a lake outside of Brainerd so we can sit on that dock up north.
Doug's dad took the picture of the storm clouds. We arrived the next day, so missed the show, but I love this picture.
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