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Location: Park Rapids, MN

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween Tour of Joshua Tree National Park

Mike & I packed a lunch, put the top down on the car and
went on a 150 mile drive through Joshua Tree National Park. What a beautiful place to explore!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Dianne's friend Sue is having a birthday today!

Sue with her new daughter-in-law.

Happy Birthday to my sweet friend Sue!

Thanks for always making me feel so special you are such a gift.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

My brother Ron is the best!

BROTHER'S WEEK! if you have a brother who has made you laugh, punched you, stuck up for you, drove you crazy, hugged you, watched you succeed, saw you fail, picked you back up, cheered you on, made you strong, someone you can't do without, copy and paste this to your blog.

Thanks Ronney for being such a sweet brother.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Dinner at Clint Eastwood's place.

Thanks Lee & Mary Ann for taking us to dinner. Mike fixed their leaking dishwasher! I love it when Mike "works for food"!
Fun night with friends and great food!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Two of my favorite people!

Peggy takes Sky to her 1st ballet. These two are just so darn cute! We miss them so much when we are in California.

La Quinta Historical Society Gala

Fun night in La Quinta at the fundraiser gala. Can you tell who was the favorite, and most behaved guest? Sherri Breyer's sweet dog!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Saying goodbye to Tom Casperson.

Being the owner of a resort has such wonderful rewards. The best is getting to know the guests and being a part of their family adventures. The hard part of being a resorter is saying goodbye. This week we lost Tom Casperson to his 7 year battle with cancer. Tom was a great role model for a husband, dad & grandpa. The Caspersons & Kalmes would spend each fall at the resort until Tom got too sick to come. He would come into the lodge and tell stories about the family. He was so proud of his group. He would be so excited about Jordy's catch & muskie follows, the grand kids crafts and the dinners they all shared together. Each year I would help take a family photo to document their trip together. Thank you Tom for the great memories and for being a part of our resort family. You and your special family are in our thoughts and prayers.
We will be dedicating a tree in Tom's memory here at Mantrap Lodge.

Abbott's nice catch!!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Palm Springs "Celebrity Homes Tour"

Elizabeth Taylor's Palm Spring Home
Dianne & Liz in front of Elvis's Honeymoon House

Sue & Linda at Elvis House

This morning the La Quinta Historical Society went on a Celebrity Home Tour.
We all had lunch at Copley's which was Cary Grants previous home.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Remembering Todd Radi

I got a heartbreaking phone call this morning. Todd Radi lost his battle with colon/liver cancer, on August 12th 2010 at age 36. His wife Nikki and their girls have been coming to Mantrap Lodge for years along with Nikki's family, the Larson's. I want to take this time to say what wonderful person Todd was and how much we are going to miss him. We will be thinking of the Larson family and Todd's family as you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

We will be dedicating a tree in Todd's memory here at Mantrap Lodge.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

A fun week at Jared's condo in Breckenrige, CO

Jared & Peggy's condo.
Fall in the mountains.

A little snow the day before we left.

The Aspen Trees were so beautiful.

Just a cute little place for breakfast.
Downtown Breck is so beautiful.
Mike & I got to spend a week in Breckenridge, CO. We got to do some remodeling on Jared's condo and to just hang in the mountains. Every where you go in Breck you hear water. The Blue River & lots of little creeks run all around the town. Thanks goes to Peggy & Jared for sharing such a special place with us.

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Another Mantrap Wedding

Wedding Blessing
Lorraine Gabbert giving a reading


Thank you Dan & Amy for sharing your special day with us here at Mantrap Lodge! We wish you well in your marriage! Look for more pictures to come~

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Cabin #2 Roof

New cabin #2 roof, looking really nice! Now onto cabin #3!

New Pup!

Jeff couldn't say no, he had to have her! Milliee, 4 months old already, and loving Mayzee!