Thursday, August 18, 2011

Keeping the Tourists Away

We've just returned from our annual summer trip to the Northland. This year's unfortunate theme was mosquitoes. I'm sure that at some time while I was growing up there the mosquitoes were as voracious but I don't remember it. Some things one prefers not to recall. (Although I think wimps...uh, I mean, people from Maryland were certain that the year we got married in Minnesota was equally evil.)

Call it Cutters, Deep Woods Off, Avon Skin-So-Soft, Repel or
whatever contains high concentrations of whatever repels mosquitoes and I'll spray it on. My favorite perfume is Deep Woods Off, my favorite music is the sound of repellant being sprayed, and one of my favorite sights is zillions of dragonflies and bats at the smorgasbord. Are you getting our Minnesota theme yet? If you haven't already guessed it, the bugs were BAD.

Inspite of the bug problem, we had a good time at the lake.

Kaitlyn continues to adore her cousin Jaycie. I think this is partially attributable to Jaycie being a good sport about sharing her cell phone.

One highlight was that Megan
learned to water ski. Woohoo!

More to come...

1 comment:

  1. Make sure you left those mosquitoes in Minnesota!! These Maryland wimps have had enough in the "lowlands" of Baltimore and need a break! :>0 Looking forward to seeing ya'll!