Courtney and Sophia drove up to Wisconsin on Saturday, August 4th leaving early afternoon after the swim championships. They drove close to Traverse City, spent the night in a hotel and then drove to Camp Hayowentha the next morning to show Sophie. Sophie liked it a lot and hopefully will be able to go next summer. They then made their way through the U.P. getting to Wisconsin early evening. I stayed behind to work and stay with everyone else as everyone was busy. I flew out on Wednesday afternoon arriving in Rhinelander around 10:00 PM or so. We stayed through Monday, leaving early and driving all they way home via Chicago.
playing one of our many hands of Sleeping Queens
We went to Bond Falls on Thursday morning. Beautiful as always.
The weather was very cool for early August. I don’t think it ever got above 70 degrees. It was wonderful.
Up on top of the falls.
We stopped at Bent’s Camp on the way home for lunch. Perfect chicken wings and the best Creamy Dark. We brought two cases home with us as they don’t sell it in Cleveland.
Jute lake in the morning
In the woods looking up towards the house. Everything was nice and green after having more rain this year. Unfortunately this also brought tons of bugs which was no fun.
Sophia and I drove into Minocqua one day to play putt putt
she beat me by way too much
We drove up the the Porcupine Mountains one day which are about a two hour drive north. This is the amazing Lake of the Clouds. Truly breathtaking.
It was a beautiful day.
It is a very remote state park where backpackers were going all over the place. We hope to go backpacking for a day or two next time and stay in one of their remote cabins.
It borders Lake Superior where we explored the deserted beach
Craig and Sophia looking for the big one.
An amazing early evening on Jute Lake.
A nice bass caught by the master.