Judy and I have been busy trying to complete the Loon Survey at Tamarac. The weather has been a major factor. One day it rained and was too windy so we had to wait until things cleared up.
We had a fun filled July 4th weekend. Judy's daughter, granddaughters, son and daughter-in-law were visiting her and we all got together for a little bit of BBQ. Thanks Judy for intiving us. We really enjoyed the food and the visit.
Right after our big meal the rain moved in. Oh no! Lucky for us it did not last long. After the rain stopped we were all back outside. We had games to play.
John even pulled out the old dulcimer to play for us. When the bugs started getting bad we all went in for the night.
On Sunday morning John worked at the Visitor Center alone while Judy and I planned to finish our Loon Surveys. We had three lakes left and time was running out to get the surveys done. Judy's son Daniel and daughter-in-law Crystal came along with us.
We arrived at the first lake and found Leechers on the lake in a canoe so it was a total wash. Notations were made on the survey sheet. This meant Judy and I would have to return at another time and try again.
Moving from location to location to do the surveys gives us a great opportunity to take photographs. You never know what you will see here. It is so cool.
The last two surveys were completed around lunchtime so we headed back in. I joined John at the Visitor Center to finish up the work day.
Judy's son Daniel and daughter-in-law Crystal went fishing in the afternoon. They weren't gone very long and returned with some nice fish for dinner. Our thanks to them and Judy for a wonderful dinner that night.
We enjoyed meeting and sharing the 4th with Judy and her family. Fun times.
Monday rolled around and it was a work day. John was off to cut fallen trees with the fire crew from Detroit Lakes Wetlands office and Judy and I were off to finish one last survey. Unfortunately, the leechers were on the lake again so we weren't able to complete that survey. Oh well, we tried.
Tuesday John went out with the crew to finishing cutting fallen trees and I worked at the Visitor Center. Tomorrow will be our last work day of the week.
Laugh everyday. Happy trails. Stay safe.