Shhhh…don’t say it too loudly but it would seem that summer has finally come to Minnesota resort country. The sun was shining yesterday and today looks to be just as beautiful. It was so nice to see kids playing on the beach. Those industrious kids even built us a hot tub! Of course, it will be hard to heat in the winter but for now it’s a fine addition.
Last week’s rain combined with Monday’s 3 inches has boosted the lake level up to the bottom of the docks. That’s about where Jay sets them in the spring when he puts docks in and by this time in years past the lake level has usually fallen. We aren’t complaining! I haven’t had to water any of our new landscaping projects since I planted them. I do love regular rain. Our friends just north of us got 6 inches and that is too much to deal with….we are lucky!
Fishing has been really good this week. We’ve seen lots of walleye, sunfish and even some big largemouth bass. Today was sunny and some of our guests caught nice walleye bobber-fishing for sunnies in the middle of the afternoon. So the key to successful Minnesota walleye fishing must be to do the opposite of what all the pros say…and take some cute kids out with you.
There is a lot going on in and around our community this next week. Bisch Bash II kicks off the holiday weekend. It is held at Portage Park in Cohasset all day July 2nd. The Bisch Bash Committee has done an incredible job planning a fun community event with a heart. All proceeds go to the Itasca County Cancer Crisis Fund. Fireworks will be on display in Nashwauk on July 3rd and Grand Rapids on the 4th. Both displays begin at dusk. Nashwauk and Warba also have celebrations planned for the holiday weekend. The Naturalist Program has classes weekly a the Edge of the Wilderness Discovery Center in Marcell, The Reif Center has wonderful performances scheduled all summer and even the Grand Rapids Public Library has a summer kids program. Check out the Community Calendar on the Visit Grand Rapids website for more details about upcoming events!