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, […]

Cabin plumbing, house plumbing – it’s all about water!

2-7-17 Cabin Plumbing Jerry our plumber came today to work on the plumbing at cabin #5 and to replace our water heater. Our water heater has been installed since 1987 and finally got sick. It didn’t totally die, but when it started leaking we decided it was time to invest in a new one.Bob and […]

Easter Sunday

It’s been an amazing, full Easter Sunday. We started our day at 4:15 making donuts for the choir and brass players at our Easter services at Calvary Lutheran Church in Willmar. After 3 services we had Easter Dinner with our friends Brad & Bonnie and their family. We had so much fun laughing and catching […]

Dickerson Donuts for a good cause

During the resort off season we like to be involved with things going on in the community. March is Minnesota Food Share month. The Willmar Area Food Shelf in conjunction with the local radio stations had an “I CAN” challenge. I can make donuts for anyone who contributes to the Willmar Area Food Shelf. The […]

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 […]

Fun away from the resort

Simon & Sasha have had just about enough of this cold Minnesota weather. They really like to go outside, but today have decided that snuggling and the sun are much better – it’s 20 degrees below! Tonight we are in Marshall, Minnesota having dinner with my niece and her family. It’s been way too long […]

Sunset at Lake Florida January 18

We never get tired of watching the sunset. On our way to Saturday night church in Willmar we got these shots of the sunset. This picture is from the north side public access of Lake Florida.   Notice all of the tracks from cars and pick-ups driving out  onto the lake to go fishing. Have you […]

The cabin building continues

It’s a new year and the cabin building continues. The skylight has been put in and now the guys can finish shingling. So glad it’s not me up there! for years and years Jerry Philippi from Spicer has been our plumber. When we called him about cabin #9 he said he wouldn’t be able to […]

Lake Florida sunset 11-7-13

Here are a couple of pictures of the sunset at Lake Florida on November 7, 2013. It was very dark due to the clouds. When the clouds moved we had a blue sky with the sunset! Notice that Lake Florida ice still liquid!  

5-5-13 The Ice stays on!

In 2012 the ice left Lake Florida on the 18th of March. 2013 is a whole different story. It is now May 5th and Lake Florida still has ice! This morning we had so much fog with the ice you couldn’t see across the lake. 🙁 The beach is still there and it is great […]