A little fun for the big kids!

We took a little time out this week for some fun! A road trip to the Wisconsin Dells for a day at Noah’s Ark on a nice hot sunny day. It was HOT but very bearable on the water rides.

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Nothing like relaxing on the lazy river

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But so much fun to ride on America’s longest water coaster. We went on this one twice but I could have gone several more times.

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This is one that I can’t bring myself to go on..

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after our day at the water park, we went out for a late snack at the Cracker Barrel for a little hash brown casserole, fried apples and biscuits…and of course coffee YUM!

We woke up to the sound of thunder in the morning and a grey day. After a visit to the outlet mall. (and a purchase of some sketchers “shape ups” we were on our way back to Duluth MN.

Don’t ask me why I didn’t take any pictures, but we did stop and visit a lovely quilt shop in Chippewa Falls WI http://www.cottonclubquilting.com/ I picked up a few patterns to try out.

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We’ve been wanting to check out the Willard Munger State trail after hearing about it from friends last winter. It was so hot and humid that we only rode for about 1 1/2 hrs but the trail was great and we’ll be back to do a longer stretch perhaps in the fall.

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More Summer Days…..

We spent Canada Day weekend in Fort Frances visiting friends, normally I go a bit overboard on the picture taking but the evening before we left I missed a step and as a result spent the weekend hobbling around thankfully it wasn’t too serious. I was still able to go fishing..thanks Ken for taking us.

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I love our lakes in Northern Ontario, we still have so much unspoiled beauty. Many of the lakes in the north haven’t been built on but are crown land, so people can use them just not own them. The above picture though is at Rainy Lake which has many cabins and homes built on it.

Our friends neighbour Carol is also a quilter so I did have a little quilting talk on our trip. We were talking about our little Janome Jems and she mentioned her thread holder that she bought years ago at Fanny’s Fabrics and said it was the perfect size for travel etc.. but hasn’t seen them sold for years. If anyone reading this knows where one can be found I’d sure like to know.

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Yesterday our temperature soared up to a Feels like 45C which is about 113F which is crazy hot for here esp when you don’t have AC in your house. Thankfully my studio is in the basement where it usually stays pretty cool.  We also grilled some Lake Superior Salmon that was extremely yummy!

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I also spent the day at Erik’s making full use of his pool, some shade and a good book!  I’m reading the series by Marie Bostwick, I’m on the third in the series or four. (Thanks Luci)

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and I’ve been playing in my studio as well turning a couple charm packs into a baby quilt, I can hardly wait to see this little one finished.

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Life really is good!!