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Location: Park Rapids, MN

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

More Makeovers

Check out these girls!! Wow, Emily and Brita~ You are beautiful. You made my day so fun.

Peter Again

Peter is sleeping again! I'm not sure if he knows he is working at Mantrap!! Ha, Ha

Peter Again

Peter's new look!! Check out the new highlights. We love ya bud!

Cute Makeovers

Sweet Anika!!! Wow I think she looks like a princess. I know her Dad will think so. Just love ya girl!

Wake Up!

Peter is caught sleeping!! I'm not sure where "boss Mike" is hopefully he won't catch him.

Alex is Back!

Alex made it home safe and sound from Iraq!! We are so thrilled to see you again. We wish you the best in your future plans.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Anyone looking for pics of our merchandise??

Our merchandise is still on the blog. Look to the left, and you will see 'archives.' I believe all the pictures of the merchandise is under June 2007 archives!!

The blog only can hold so many posts, and then the old posts go to the archive section on the blog in case any of you want to see past posts.

Thanks enjoy!!

Coolest Birthday Cake!!

Miss Ellie had her Birthday here at Mantrap, and her mom Carol made her the most creative birthday cake ever!! It is a cake made of all different kinds of cupcakes!!

WOW!!! We love it~

Friday, July 27, 2007

Mikey's Golf Cart Rides

All kids pile in!! Mike's golf cart can sure hold a lot of kids. Hold on tight~

Lonely Lola

Lola says she is tired and needs to catch up her beauty rest. She says,"Mike, stop that building it makes me irritable."

Updated Games

Jeff has updated the foose ball game by adding new people. He also updated the bumper pool as well. Looks good Jeff!!

Under Construction

The new extension is coming along quite well. Mike tore a wall down, and it filled the gift shop with loads of dust!! Things got back up and running later in the day. Dianne and Natalie cleaned the gift shop and re- arranged the merchandise for a new look. All our guests in August will see this project come to a close. It is exciting.

Jenna's Model Look

Whoa Baby Jenna. She looks so cute in the new Mantrap kid sweatshirt!!

Lola & Shana

Lola and Shana. What a sweet picture. Everyone wants to be Lola's friend.

Thursday Rain

Rain fell hard on Thursday afternoon. It let up just in time for the hayride!!

So, it was a lodge day for the kids.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

More Makeovers

Don't these girls look good!! Wow~We are so glad you girls are here.

Makeover Day!!

Check out all the cute girls. We had such a blast!! You all look just fabulous~

Record Heat

It's a heat wave in Park Rapids. At 7:00 a.m. this morning it was 75 degrees already!! It has sure taken a toll on the guests and even Peter, he sure looks tired.

Friday, July 20, 2007


The family pyramid is missing its usual team players. Hopefully someday they will all be back. We will miss you all dearly, and we hope that you will come see us again. Knowing such wonderful people makes what we do so rewarding. We wish you all the best!!!


Grandpa Doug just hanging out. He looks like he is in deep thought. He just looks great. We love your hat, and we love you!!

Big Fish

Aunt Stephanie and cousin Sam caught some big fish!! WOW!! They are just thrilled. We love you guys~

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Another Nice Day

It's another nice day at Mantrap. The lodge extension is moving forward at record pace. The kids are enjoying activities, and the parents are relaxing!! We also just found out this morning the Roy's first grandchild is going to be a GIRL. Congrats to Jared and Peggy!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The Begging Dog

Annie looking for handouts!! She loves to hang by the cabins.

The Mantrap Van

The 2007 group photo. Poor Kate had trouble opening the door!! Ha, Ha~ They still might be stuck inside, who knows.


Fun station private island!! Check out these ladies and their adventure in the water. Sure looks like fun. We love Ya~

Pool Relaxation

Lauren hanging out by the pool!! She just came back from a trip to Belize. She scuba dived in the day and night!!--Even with sharks~ GO LAUREN~

The Curly Girls

Debbie and Emma lounging by the swing!! How cute~

The Girls Are Back

Every year Martha, Kate, Kristi, Stacy, and Kathy prank Jeff, and this year was no exception. Last year Jeff woke up to "Oreo Cookies" all over his car. Check out what they did this year!! We love you girls~

Makeover Day Again!!

Natalie only had two girls this week for Makover Day--but don't be fooled, it was a blast with Emma and Lily!! Check out there new look.

Natalie's Family Is Here

Lily and Sam (Natalie's cousins) are really enjoying Mantrap so far. Sam caught a fish and Lily is excited for Makeover Day!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Interesting Game

What a cool game. It looks like it takes skill. I was told he lost this round, darn!!