Tuesday, June 23, 2015

July 4th festivities!

With July 4th just around the corner we want to let everyone know of our festivities.  We LOVE July 4th at Lost Acres.  We will be celebrating on July 3rd this year as the 4th is a Saturday and for those of us at the resort that is turnover day!!!

We will have kids activities all week long including paddle boat races, crafts in the Lodge, a nature scavenger hunt, and our famous Medallion Hunt.  This year we will be having a Happy Hour from 5-6 in the Lodge.  We will also be hosting an ice cream social with free ice cream sundaes and a Pizza on the Patio night.  We have a beautiful new patio on the Lodge and we would like to invite people to come and enjoy it so we have pizza and 4 drinks for $20.  On July 3rd there will be a golf cart/4-wheeler/or whatever wheeled vehicle one wants parade at 10:30  At 10am before the parade the kids, big and little, are invited to the Lodge to get July 4th tattoos.   At 6pm we will have our potluck picnic with the meat meal provided by the resort.  And, after we eat the adults will have a bean bag competition while the kids play a variety of games.  Dusk brings our lake renowned Lost Acres fireworks. 

Come one and all to join in our fun!!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

A Summer Day in June

This is one of those Northern Minnesota days you don't want to miss!  The sky is a beautiful blue with white fluffy clouds that look like big mounds of cotton balls.  As the sun reflects off the lake it causes sparkles like a million diamonds shimmering on the surface.  The trees have completely gained their leaves and they are so green against the blue sky.  Its a little windy which keeps the heat of the afternoon sun tolerable and the newly hatched mosquitos and black flies at bay.  This is not a day to spend indoors!  It is one of those gifts in life not to miss. 

The Lost Acres crew are busy raising the docks today.  At the beginning of the season, after ice out, the lake was really low. The docks were placed at lake at low lake level.   In fact it was so low that the entire boat ramp was exposed and the water level was 2 ft below the boat ramp.  Like the weather in Minnesota...wait just a bit and things will change!  The water level is back to normal after a few rains and the docks are almost underwater.   So up they go.  Raising them is not easy but its not as hard as putting them in. 

Our first two Seasonal boat lifts went in today as well.  That was quite a process to watch.  The boat lift company comes with a large barge with a big forklift like device which takes the lift off the trailer then drives it in the water to the dock where it is placed.  Quite entertaining. 

Fun, busy glorious summer day in June!