Friday, June 13, 2014

Happy Birthday John.

Today was John's birthday.  Happy Birthday John.  I love you.

We drove over to Park Rapids to eat at Rapid River Logging Camp.  This was our second time to eat here.  The last time was in 1993 during one of the Titus reunions.  We arrived around 2:00 p.m. so there was no lunch crowd.  We had the whole place to ourselves. 

Rapid River Logging Camp
John waiting on his food. 

Our platter of food.  They serve the meals on one platter and you pick what you want.  They also served sides of macaroni salad, baked beans, slaw, rolls and cornbread.  For dessert they serve doughnuts....which we could not eat we were so full.  Our server packaged them to go. 

Afterwards we walked around the grounds.  Since it is an old logging camp they have old logging equipment to look at. 

The scenery behind the logging camp.
An old steam thresher.
At the front of the property there were a few chickens, ducks and turkeys hanging out.

Ain't he handsome?
Don't know what kind of chicken this is.  If anyone knows please tell us.

We still weren't ready to head back home yet so we rode over to Akeley, MN to see the Paul Bunyan's 50 foot statue. 

Tonight we cut John's cake I made him yesterday. 
Yellow butter cake with creamy frosting.  I tried a new frosting recipe.  It was really good.
As usual there is always something to take a picture of here at the refuge. Today we had a couple deer hanging out in what we call our back yard. 

We are off again tomorrow.  Hopefullly we will see more wildlife to photograph. 

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe. 


  1. Looks like delicious food at the Rapid River Logging Camp and that cake makes me want a slice!!! Looks like a fantastic birthday for John...Happy Birthday!!!!

  2. We have been to that Logging camp for breakfast. We visited some friends a few years ago there. Stayed in the campground in town. Great way to celebrate the big guys birthday. Miss you, hugs