A few weeks ago, we had the pleasure of spending the weekend at one of our friend’s cabins in northern Minnesota on lovely Rabbit Lake. Minnesota, land of over 10,000 lakes, is known for its cabin life, a common way many lucky Minnesotans spend their summers. Many cabins are passed down from generation to generation while some are being torn down and rebuilt into obnoxious “McMansions” on some of the larger, more popular lakes. Our friends were fortunate to find a “fixer-uper” on a nice-sized low occupancy lake awash with loons, birds and a mini island for exploration. I couldn’t think of a better place to spend my summer days!
We left early on a Friday morning and arrived just in time to beat the traffic heading north and enjoy the splendid lake. Our friends had all the toys possible ranging from a large, open-air pontoon boat, a three-seater jet ski, a pair of double kayaks and of course a paddle boat. They also have two children, a boy and girl, the same age as ours, so our kids had playmates while the adults could enjoy some much needed social time (if you aren’t a parent of young children, then you probably don’t understand what a rarity it is and a treat!).
Here are some of the fun things we enjoyed during our weekend at Rabbit Lake….hope you enjoy and get the summer spirit soaring (or shall I say “swimming”)….
As the sun began to set, the melodic cry of the loons echoed across the silent lake. It was time to stoke up the fire, roast some s’mores and enjoy the last bit of light.
Stay tuned….sunset on Rabbit Lake is coming up next!