Originally Posted by PGM
My wifes recent trip to visit her relatives in phillips wisc. last pic is our backyard last summer.
My Mum & I used to stay in the guest house of the family friends who lived right on Big McKenzie Lake in Spooner, WI (the town barely exists, it's not far from Eau Claire & about 2&1/2-3 hrs from the Twin Cities.). It's beautiful there...I loved being able to wake up & fish from the dock, kayak, or take the jet ski out (the family friends are an older couple so the jet ski never gets used unless they have company). But the bugs, they flockto me. At one point I was literally in a blanket cocoon to escape the mosquitoes.
My Aunt & Uncle (2nd cousin, technically, but im much closer to them than any on my 14 aunts & uncles) on the pontoon before going out to watch fireworks on the lake:
The lake just before dark:
Fireworks over the lake:
Some FIERCELY bad weather when we got there. Tornados hit nearby towns, my Mum & I got caught on the dock when gale force winds & rain hit & had to make a run back for the cabin. Lost all power for 3 days: