Fundraiser for the Matthew and Timothy Houses

The fundraiser We have a tradition in February of supporting a special fundraiser for the Matthew and Timothy Houses in Willmar, Minnesota. Our friend Dwight is the fearless leader of the guys who live in the houses. All of them are struggling with something – addiction to drugs or alcohol, some have been in jail, […]

A fun day at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center

2-12-17 A Day at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center Sunday was the annual Sleigh & Ski Festival at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center which is right next door to the resort. The day starts out with a bowl of  awesome chili made by Vicky Vogt and great entertainment. While we were eating we listened to the […]

It’s a fun baking day again!

12-15-16 Baking: Day 2 It’s another fun day away from the resort. It’s early in the morning and we have come together at Calvary to bake again. Today, in addition to cookies and candies we will be rolling lefse. Bonnie was the first to learn to roll lefse. Elaine had done it before. Beth and […]

A fun day away from the resort

12-8-2016 A day away from the resort Life cannot be all work and no fun for a resort owner, especially during the off season. I love to bake, but of course the 2 of us certainly don’t need to eat all of it. One day I got the idea that I could bake at church […]

A trip to Fergus Falls for new dock pallets

Some of the wooden pallets on our docks need to be replace so today we were off to Fergus Falls, MN to Productive Alternatives to bring them a dock pallet as a pattern and see if they can make them for us. Tony gave us a tour of the facility. The first thing he showed […]

Dickerson’s Donuts for the Willmar Cancer Center

Today we made donuts for the staff at the Willmar Cancer Center and the Lab. Our friend Dwight who has cancer wanted to treat them for taking such good care of him. When I was making the donuts, I looked out the window and saw what appeared to be a “white alligator” floating in Lake […]

Driving to New London & watching the sunset-2/16/2016

On Tuesday night Bob decided he was hungry for Prime Rib so we were off to the American Legion in New London. We left the resort too early to get the sunset at Lake Florida, but took these shots as we were driving.This first picture was taken at 5:03. We live in a beautiful area […]

Sunsets in the Willmar Lakes Area

Monday night we went to Pizza Ranch in Willmar for dinner. Pizza Ranch has a great fund raising program where they let different groups work at the restaurant and they donate part of their profits from the night and the group gets their tips. Our church youth group at Calvary Lutheran Church was working on […]

Chile Fest Fundraiser

March 21st we had a fun time away from the resort. We went to the First ever Chile Fest Fundraiser for the Willmar Area Food Shelf. 8 or 9 different groups made a pot of chile. We each got 4 tickets to taste the chile and put a ticket in the ones we liked the […]

Out and about in Spicer

On Friday night we were invited to a book signing in Spicer. Debbie Caylor, a local real estate agent has written a book called, “The Ultimate Guide to Buying and Selling Homes in the Willmar Area.” It was a fun night with piano music, good food and conversation. FYI – Debbie opened a new real […]