Over MEA we unplugged! We left our I pads, our computers, we logged out and headed up north. We have attended Camp du Nord summer family camps before, but this was our first time at an Autumn camp. We stayed in Danes, a wonderful old cabin right on the lake.
|On our way to Ely we stopped to see the Train park in Sudan|
We ate meals with other families in a Lodge, had nightly fires and each read at least two books. As a family we hiked, played soccer, did a Finnish sauna and carved sticks.
|Our great Cabin, hours of cozy reading!|
|The view from our cabin|
James and John chopped enough wood for the winter and Mickey forgot to wear cool socks the whole time. Nate wrote a "North Woods Journal" by Nathaniel T Otis (has a nice literary ring to it doesn't it?) and Mark learned how to skip rocks almost as far as Dad. Mark also had the coolest top bunk bed on chains by the fire.
|The best bed|
|Jr making one of many, many fires|
|Beautiful lakefront at Camp du Nord in Ely, MN|
|Family Camp activity, Carving pumpkins! |
I brought the seeds home to make a fav snack, roasted seeds with garlic
Daisy and Lucy played in the woods, chasing away any wild life with princess musical scores. Sheff and I had a chance to hike alone and talk about goals for the year, and simply enjoy each others company. The kids all had age group from 9:30 to noon on Friday and Saturday, all 8 made connections with staff and other campers.
|James found a sport in the wilderness, tetherball! |
He was reigning champion but a great challenger from Edina;)
|Mark hitting the water after Finnish Sauna|
Our family time was precious. I wish I could save it in a ornament to hang on our tree. We were mindful of the wilderness and connected ten strong.
|Sweet girlies and mama|
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