Sunday, July 4, 2010

WISH I WERE HERE!!!!!!!!!

For 51 years with few exceptions I have been blessed to spend the Fourth of July at a resort in Minnesota called Park Lane. It is located west of Minneapolis about 80 some miles and the lake is named Green Lake. It is the purest cleanest lake in the world we have been told. There was one in Switzerland that was supposed to be first but they had an avalanche and thus ours became the best.





This is back in time quite a bit. One of the grandchildren was very small. Jim and Bob and Ian.

Whether this is true or not, it is a fantastic lake where the water feels like silk on your skin. You have such a feeling of exhilaration after a swim like nowhere else.




Neighbors had a '50, a small motorcycle which Jacob helped me learn how to ride one day. It is one of my favorite pictures. You can see the lovely resort too.

Needless to say, how I wish I were there today driving my Bayliner around that lake which is 12 miles around, swimming in that lovely velvet water, and being with all my family all day long for two weeks. Here I am driving the boat.

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Just a few memories to share with you all.


This is Ian swimming at the end of the pier.

That's all, folks. Glad you could come along.

13 comments:

yaya said...

What a great place and all those wonderful memories...not just yours, but your family's too. Now I'm sad you couldn't be there this year. I hope your day was good though and maybe next year you can go??

Wander to the Wayside said...

Memories like this just never get too old to bring to mind or to share, Bernie!

By the way, it's it going with your puppy?

Joey said...

I wish I were there too, Bernie. Lovely photos and memories.

Wanda said...

You have wonderful memories Bernie!

Barb said...

Wonderful memories for you, Bernie! I bet Dodger would love to swim in that water.

CHERI said...

I just found your blog, coming over from another one. I have a feeling you have many wonderful stories to tell. My best friend and neighbor is just a tad younger than you and I love to hear her stories and learn from her wisdom. She will be moving away soon and I can't bare the thought. I'm sure I will enjoy reading other interesting stories on your blog.

Frank said...

A lot of great memories there at Green Lake. Don't understand why you two just don't go if you want to be there. Love the video of you driving your boat! I think I took that video. :)

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Yeah, if you two want to be there, why don't you go?

Bernie said...

Oh Bernie, this place does look beautiful....so sorry you didn't make it this year, perhaps you and your son can plan a vacation there this summer....I can tell you truly love it there......:-)Hugs

Deb Shucka said...

What great memories. I'm sorry you couldn't be there with your new dog. The summer's still young.

Cheryl said...

Hi Bernie, a lovely post full of great memories. You know your memories help us enjoy our own! I am thrilled to say that Scrubby Bush just won its first award and as part of that I am to honour other "Blogs of Substance" - I couldn't go past including yours! Come over and pick up the bling and enjoy your well deserved award!

Kerri said...

that looks lovely! :)

Anita said...

At 84, I'm sure you deal with issues that come with the territory, but I don't think you're tired yet. I think you have lots more stories to tell - about the past, and about the future! And we'll be listening.

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