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Location: Park Rapids, MN

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Farewell To Baptiste

Thank you to baptiste for all your hardwork here at Mantrap. We are sad to see you go back to France, but we know you are missed there as well. Good luck to you as you begin college!!
We will miss you so much here. Thanks again for all you have done to make this a memorable experience for us all!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Fun Times

Pretty flowers

Flowers by the Pool area
Baptiste gets up on his wake baord

Cute Maddie

Monday, July 27, 2009

A "cool" guy comes to the lodge!

Zachary Whitney is one cool dresser!
Don't you just love his outfit?

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sleepy Time

Hanging at the Pool

Article on Chris Shelton-One of our Guests!

Sun Current Newspaper:
Muskie meets its Match in Area Angler, 13

Chris Shelton, 13, of Bloomington has always been an ardent fisherman. Now he's caught two trophy size muskellunge, bith from the waters of Bryant Lake in Eden Prairie.

"He has always wanted to catch a muskie," said his mother, Sally Shelton. "Fishing has always been his passion."

Chris caught his most recent muskie on spinnerbait Aug. 31. It measured 44 inchs long and weighed 22 pounds.

About a week earlier, Chris caught a 29 inch muskie from about the same spot, his mother said. That fish weighed about 20 pounds. Chris and his friends discovered the lake a few weeks ago. now they go there every chance they get.

He's an eighth grader at Bloomington's Oak Grove Middle School.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Catch of the Day

Steve gets the catch of the week with his 48.5 " Muskie

Thursday, July 23, 2009

More Fish Pictures from the Heidenrich's

Awesome you Guys!! You need to be our fishing guides!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Nice Small Mouth

Nice Small Mouth Bass, 13 1/2 inch! Great!

Great Catch!

Good Job Lou! That was surely the catch of the day! Next time go for the muskie!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Baptiste Desbiolles from Lyon, France

Baptiste is enjoying a day at the beach.

Shana Barton & Family on Vacation!

Alex just hanging at the beach. Zack "Cool Dude" enjoying the sun!

Only Shana would have a drink holder that matches her bathing suit.

Mayce is the new addition to the Larson Family

What a beautiful baby girl!
Don't you just love her full head of blond hair?
She was just perfect all week.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Jeff & Natalie's Caboose got tagged this week!

"First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes Jeff with a baby carriage!"
Watch out Gay & year your cabin will rock!

Our "French Connection"

Our friend from France arrived this week!
We are looking forward to getting to know
him better. It's his first trip to American.
Welcome to Mantrap Lodge.

Baptiste Desbiolles is a "cool" Frenchman.
Thanks for all your good work.

Jerry Oldenkamp showing us his casting skills!

Jerry set the bar very low at the casting contest. His practice cast ended up with the pole and lure in the bottom of the pool. Thanks Jerry for all the laughs you provided us with this week.
We just love you and your family & friends.
Nick the Magic Man wants to know if you want to go on the road with him!!

Mike's new job: "Resort Gardner".

There was a suggestion from our Kansas Guests that the resort should have more flowers. Mike got right on it. What do you think Brunners & Schmolls?

Checking their email together!

Krista & Harlan hanging together in the lodge. Are they cute or what?! Maybe they will get married here at the resort (smiles).

The Meyer's from Cedar Rapids, IA

Grandma Cindy, Allison & Grandpa Randi. This is the first time Allison has gotten to stay on vacation with them without her parents. She had a great time and was a great camper!

Doesn't Allison look just like Cindy? Too cute.

Father & Daughter

Al & Maxine Koshiol from Lino Lakes, MN

Have fun at Disneyland next year. We hope to see you in 2011.

Lizzie Bagby

This was Lizzie Bagby first year at Mantrap Lodge.

She looks so cute with her make over!

She is coming back next year!!!!! Yea!

Nice Comment From Our Guests

I wanted to thank all of you for making our stay with you so special. We all had such a good time and since returning home we have told so many of our friends and neighbors as to where they should vacation in Minnesota. We will definitely be returning to Mantrap Lodge. Thanks also for the newspaper article featuring the magic show.

~Tom Agnitsch

Thanks Tom for the nice email. We look forward to having you all back again.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Sky's vacation in the VW Van.

Breckenridge, Co
where Sky was created.
Love those shades.

The Hegland Family

Magic Show was "standing room only" last night!

Nick's sound man.

Over 100 people came to Nick's Magic Show at the resort!

Nick with all his fans!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Thanks for the great pictures Dick!

Great Fish!!
Mantrap Rocks!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Gay, Kim and the girls looking good in their Mantrap Lodge shirts!
Martha Trumble where are you? The women in Cabin 3 miss your "Night Life Photo Adventures".

The beautiful Larson family are here this week!

Thanks Tyler for the yummy "Pizza Bear Buns".

Tyler's 70's outfit for their party.

Kathy & Rich Niziol

The Niziol Family have been coming to Mantrap Lodge for 30 years!
We enjoyed your visit last week and look forward to your next visit in August.

Thanks Peitso Family for the great photos of your vacation.

Natalie, Jeff, Mike, and Dianne,
We wanted to send you a note, and some pictures saying thanks for the great week.
The pictures I am sending are of various moments we had at Mantrap. Bethany caught
a 14" largemouth off the dock with a 4 foot kids pole. There is also a picture of
the girls with a perch, and sunny off the dock. Adam caught a nice 15.5" bass in
Home bay one evening. He also caught a nice 28" pike on Friday when we were chasing
the one that got away Thursday night. I am also including the 35" muskie I caught
Thursday, and wish I could send you a picture of the one that got away Friday night.
I am also including a nice sunset shot Kristen took while we were out Thursday
night. I am also including another Brianna shot with her tube around her neck. I
want to be up there again this week, but I need to get back to work. Thanks once
Lance Peitso
P.S. I was talking to my sister, and was wondering if number 8 might be open for our
week next year?
Thanks so much for sending us these great photos! We just love having you all here and sharing all your vacation memories with us. See you in 2010!