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         The life and times of Mark and Paula Persons
 
              1853 stories and counting from
Brainerd, MN, USA 
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Gilbert lake Association

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A big welcome from the management and staff at Gilbert Lodge 
Just click on the links below to find out what we have been up to.  Sometimes we even surprise ourselves! 

   December 6, 2017:  Christmas Letter
   December 4, 2017:  Winter is Coming?
   December 2, 2017:  Bell Ringing and a Supermoon
   December 1, 2017:  Air Corps Aviation
 November 26, 2017:  Now What is Paula Up To?
 November 24, 2017:  Nisswa, City of Lights
 November 24, 2017:  Fish House Parade
 November 23, 2017:  Thanksgiving Day
 November 19, 2017:  The Holiday Season is here
 November 12, 2017:  Legacy Chorale Concert
 November 11, 2017:  All Veterans Memorial Dedicated
 November 10, 2017:  Veterans Day at Brainerd High
 November 10, 2017:  Veterans Day at Riverside School
   November 9, 2017:  Ghosts of War Presentation
   November 9, 2017:  Lake Dock taken in for the Winter
   November 8, 2017:  All Veterans Memorial Project
   November 7, 2017:  Speech on SCUBA by Paula
   November 5, 2017:  TIME The Semi-Annual Clock Change
     October 31, 2017:  Halloween
     October 30, 2017:  Fall Wood Splitting
     October 28, 2017:  Underwater Pumpkin Carving
     October 27, 2017:  Snow on the Pumpkins
     October 25, 2017:  Canada Goose Gather
     October 23, 2017:  Habitat for Humanity
     October 21, 2017:  Oktoberfest at Ruttgers
     October 21, 2017:  Northland Arb Haunted Trail
     October 20, 2017:  Preparing for Haunted Trail
     October 19, 2017:  Everett Smithson Band
     October 17, 2017:  Chimney Sweeping
     October 15, 2017:  Fall Leaves and Fall Color
       October 9, 2017:  A Visit to the Leinie Lodge
       October 8, 2017:  Fall Colors
       October 7, 2017:  World Wide Photo Walk
       October 4, 2017:  The Minnow Headed to Dry Dock
September 30, 2017:  A Wedding in the Family
September 30, 2017:  UH-60 Black Hawk Flight
September 27, 2017:  First Signs of Fall
September 24, 2017:  Street Festival in St. Joseph, MN
September 19, 2017:  A Tour of Fagen Fighters
September 17, 2017:  Daughters of the American Revolution
September 17, 2017:  Open House at Camp Ripley
September 15, 2017:  Pavek Museum
September 13, 2017:  Milford Mine Memorial Park
September 9, 2017:  Bataan Memorial March
September 8, 2017:  King's Feast
September 4, 2017:  Deep Diver Paula Treasure Hunting
September 2, 2017:  Gilbert Lake
     August 29, 2017:  Military Appreciation Day at the Fair
     August 28, 2017:  Minnesota State Fair
     August 27, 2017:  Vikings Game
     August 23, 2017:  Flowers by the DAR
     August 21, 2017:  Eclipse of the Sun
     August 14, 2017:  Fishing at Canadian Border
     August 10, 2017:  Tour a WWII Submarine
     August 10, 2017:  Crossing Lake Michigan
       August 9, 2017:  Holland, Michigan
       August 8, 2017:  Greenfield Village
       August 8, 2017:  Henry Ford Museum
       August 7, 2017:  Visiting a Wool Factory
       August 6, 2017:  Frankenmuth, MI
       August 5, 2017:  Dinner and Fireworks
       August 5, 2017:  Grand Hotel at Mackinac
       August 5, 2017:  Fort Mackinac
       August 5, 2017:  Mackinac Island
       August 5, 2017:   The Mackinac Ferry
       August 4, 2017:  The Soo Locks
       August 4, 2017:    Lighthouses on the Great Lakes
       August 4, 2017:    Mackinac Bridge and Historic Fort
       August 3, 2017:    Headed to St. Ignace
       August 2, 2017:    Marquette, Michigan
       August 1, 2017:    Crow Wing County Fair
         July 31, 2017:    Gilbert Lake and Privy Digging
         July 23, 2017:    Garrison Days
         July 21, 2017:    Relay for Life
         July 19, 2017:    Loons and Muskrats
         July 17, 2017:    Summer Softball in Brainerd
         July 16, 2017:    Water Skiing at Lum Park
         July 16, 2017:    Wings of the North Air Show
         July 11, 2017:    Gilbert Lake
           July 7, 2017:    Wounded warrior Softball
           July 6, 2017:    Music in the Park
           July 5, 2017:    Deep Diver Paula is at it Again
           July 4, 2017:    Fireworks in Brainerd
           July 4, 2017:    Parade in Brainerd
           July 4, 2017:    Family 4th of July
           July 2, 2017:    Arts in the Park
        June 30, 2017:    Vintage Car Show
        June 29, 2017:    SCUBA Diving at Crosby
        June 27, 2017:    Marimar Ramirez
        June 26, 2017:    Grandview Lodge
        June 24, 2017:  Boat Show at Bar Harbor
        June 23, 2017:  The Waters Near Gilbert Lodge
        June 22, 2017:  Mystery Diners
        June 17, 2017:  Crosslake Boat Show
        June 15, 2017:  Tree Work at the Lodge
        June 15, 2017:  Ford Car Gathering
        June 14, 2017:  Flag Day
        June 11, 2017:  Mill City Museum
        June 10, 2017:  Stone Arch Bridge in the Twin Cities
        June 10, 2017:  Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes
          June 6, 2017:  Duluth, Minnesota
          June 4, 2017:  Unusual Cars
          June 3, 2017:  Edina Art Fair
          May 29, 2017:  Memorial Day in Brainerd
          May 27, 2017:  Decorating Evergreen Cemetery
          May 25, 2017:  Radio Interview about Memorial Day
          May 19, 2017:  Antique Radio Show
          May 14, 2017:  Canadian Goose
          May 14, 2017:  Fishing Opener in Minnesota
          May 13, 2017:  New Winery in Town
            May 7, 2017:  New Toro Lawn Mower
            May 6, 2017:  North Shore of lake Superior
            May 6, 2017:  Meeting with Amateur radio Friends
            May 5, 2017:  Duluth, Minnesota Trip
            May 4, 2017:  Spring is here
            May 2, 2017:  World War I History
            May 1, 2017:  Bowling for Charity
            May 1, 2017:  Snow and Dock Installed at GL
         April 27, 2017:  Mark is Interviewed on TV
         April 26, 2017:  Still More in Las Vegas
         April 25, 2017:  More to see in Las Vegas
         April 24, 2017:  More from Las Vegas
         April 23, 2017:  New York, New York
         April 22, 2017:  Nevada Veterans Memorial
         April 22, 2017:  Fremont Street at Las Vegas
         April 22, 2017:  Pawn Start in Las Vegas
         April 21, 2017:  Flying to Vegas
         April 16, 2017:  Easter Sunday
         April 15, 2017:  The Easter Bunny Rides Again
         April 12, 2017:  Mark Turned 70
           April 9, 2017:  Remembering Bataan
           April 7, 2017:  Spring is here
           April 4, 2017:  Northland Arboretum
           April 1, 2017:  Taste-O-Vision
       March 31, 2017:  Dog Rescued from Ice
       March 18, 2017:  Parade in Crosslake
       March 17, 2017:  St. Patrick's Day
       March 15, 2017:  Spring is Coming
        March 11, 2017:  St. Patrick's Parade in Brainerd
         March 4, 2017:  Polar Plunge
         March 3, 2017:  Canadian Geese in Brainerd
   February 26, 2017:  More Snow
   February 11, 2017:  Deer Visited
     February 9, 2017:  Google Pixel Smart Phones
     February 7, 2017:  Snow Outside, Warm Inside
     February 4, 2017:  Antique Snowmobiles
     February 4, 2017:  Buckwheat Pancakes
     February 3, 2017:  75th Anniversary of VOA
     February 2, 2017:  Ground Hog Day
     January 30, 2017:  Unfreezing the Freezer
     January 12, 2017:  Winter Weather
       January 4, 2017:  Sun Dog
       January 1, 2017:  2017 The New Year


  December 31, 2016:  New Years Eve
  December 28, 2016:  Mongo's Grill in St. Cloud
  December 25, 2016:  Christmas Day
  December 24, 2016:  Christmas Eve
  December 22, 2016:  Getting Ready for Christmas
  December 20, 2016:  A Visit to a Planetarium
  December 17, 2016:  Getting Ready for Christmas
  December 12, 2016:  Winter Snow and Warm Inside
  December 11, 2016:  A Concert and Dinner
    December 8, 2016:  Mark was on Internet Television
    December 7, 2016:  DAR and Pearl Harbor Day
    December 7, 2016:  Amateur Radio at Gilbert Lodge
    December 4, 2016:  Flyover America at the Mall of America
    December 4, 2016:  Santa at Bachman's in Minneapolis
    December 3, 2016:  Landmark Center in St. Paul
    December 3, 2016:   Grand Meander in St. Paul
    December 2, 2016:   Columbia Heights Theatre
 


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Gilbert Lodge, viewed from the lakeside, is a Prairie Style facility inspired by the works of Architect Frank Lloyd Wright.  Prairie has long horizontal lines and beautiful woodwork on the interior.  Gilbert Lodge is on the south side of Gilbert Lake, which is on the north side of Brainerd, MN.  Office on the ground floor with living and guest quarters on on the upper level.  A screened Minnesota Room is on the right.  The office is in the center, below the Great Room

We are a member of the Gilbert Lake Association

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