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Minnesota Cabin 2012

Published July 6th, 2012

Our annual trek to Woman Lake in northern Minnesota.

Pack the Subu

Circumstances dictated that our family of five take a mid-sized Japanese sedan this year instead of the minivan. That meant we had to leave behind a few items we might normally take, such as our dignity. Tight quarters brought increased volatility, but luckily we threw in a new puppy to soothe things.

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Yes, we see you, Paul

Paul Bunyan waved us over and begged for a pic, so we appeased.

Hide the beer, the Kansas cousins are coming

At Martha's, the adults drank some Surly, Chuck chewed stuff and the kids swarmed the iconic jungle gym.

  • June 30th, 2012
  • SPH-D710
  • 3.97mm / f/2.65 / 1/124 sec

Happy holiday weekend, here's a puppy to babysit

We left Chuck at Martha's before resuming our journey to the lake.

  • June 30th, 2012
  • SPH-D710
  • 3.97mm / f/2.65 / 1/60 sec

Paddle Board mania

The girls took instantly to the paddle boards (new this year).

  • July 2nd, 2012
  • DMC-TZ5
  • 19.1mm / f/4.7 / 1/800 sec

Paddle Board mania, cont

Paddle boarding isn't quite as easy as the girls made it look ...

  • July 1st, 2012
  • DMC-TZ5
  • 47mm / f/4.9 / 1/500 sec

Paddle Board mania, cont

Or as mommy made it look ...

  • July 2nd, 2012
  • DMC-TZ5
  • 20.3mm / f/4.7 / 1/1000 sec

12-year old girl escorts grown man to safety when paddle boarding goes badly.

As evidenced here.

  • July 1st, 2012
  • DMC-TZ5
  • 29.1mm / f/11 / 1/500 sec

Teamwork

The girls' quest to stand all at once on a raft required lots of trial and error.

  • July 1st, 2012
  • DMC-TZ5
  • 30.5mm / f/4.8 / 1/500 sec

Teamwork, cont

They finally got it, if only for a moment, before again crashing.

  • July 1st, 2012
  • DMC-TZ5
  • 47mm / f/4.9 / 1/500 sec

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