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The Stories...Just click on the links below to find out what we have been up to.  Sometimes we even surprise ourselves
 

228 stories in 2012, 911 stories total on this blog so far.

   December 31, 2012:  Ringing in the New Year
   December 25, 2012:  Turkey and Friends for Christmas
   December 24, 2012:  Twas the Night before Christmas
   December 23, 2012:  Christmas Flowers
   December 22, 2012: End of the World 
Revised 12-25-12
   December 17, 2012:  Christmas is a' cumin
   December 16, 2012:  Santa at Bachman's
   December 15, 2012:  Mall of America
   December 14, 2012:  Holidazzle Parade
   December 14, 2012:  Downtown Minneapolis
   December 14, 2012:  Santaland
   December 13, 2012:  Bentleyville USA
   December 13, 2012:  A visit to Duluth, Minnesota
   December 12, 2012:  Christmas Letters
   December 10, 2012:  Santa and a Christmas Party
   December 9, 2012:  Snow has Arrived and will stay for the Winter
   December 8, 2012:  A Meeting with Santa Clause
   December 7, 2012:  SCUBA Diver Party at Gilbert Lodge
   December 7, 2012:  Pearl Harbor Day
   December 2, 2012:  Heartland Symphony Christmas Concert
   December 1, 2012:  Don and Brenda Pfeffer visited
   December 1, 2012:  Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army
 November 29, 2012:  Prime Rib Dinner
 November 26, 2012:  Cold Outside and Warm Inside
 November 24, 2012:  Christmas Decorations Go Up
 November 23, 2012:  Black Friday
 November 22, 2012:  Thanksgiving 
Updated 11-28-12
 November 21, 2012:  A new car for Mark
 November 17, 2012:  A Visit from Nancy Briley
 November 16, 2012:  Hamburger Soup and Walnut Brulee Bread
 November 14, 2012:  The Christmas Star is Installed 
revised 11-22-12
 November 11, 2012:  Veteran's Day
 November 10, 2012:  Open House at the Franklin Arts Center
   November 6, 2012:  Election Day Locally and Nationally
   November 5, 2012:  Chef Paula made Pumpkin Black Bean Soup
   November 4, 2012:  Shifting back to Central Standard Time
   November 3, 2012:  Getting Ready for Winter with more Wood Splitting
     October 31, 2012:  Halloween at Gilbert Lodge
     October 30, 2012:  Haunted House on Oak Street in Brainerd
     October 28, 2012:  Wood Splitting at Gilbert Lodge
     October 27, 2012:  Pumpkin Dive at Crosby, Minnesota 
Revised 11-08-12
     October 20, 2012:  Fall Travel near Minneapolis
     October 18, 2012:  Haunted Trail at the Northland Arboretum in Brainerd
     October 17, 2012:  Dinner and the International Space Station
     October 13, 2012:  Photography in Little Falls, Minnesota
       October 7, 2012:  Flowers from the Yard
       October 6, 2012:  Church Variety Show
       October 4, 2012:  The Gilbert Lodge Pier is Brought in for the Winter
       October 3, 2012:  Fall Window Washing
       October 2, 2012:  The Minnow Went to Dry Dock
       October 1, 2012:  The Fire Ring Paver Project is Completed
September 30, 2012:  Fall Colors
September 29, 2012:  Dinner and a Cruise
September 24, 2012:  A Five Thumbs Up Paver Project
September 23, 2012:  Fall Colors are Showing
September 22, 2012:  Walk to End Alzheimer's
September 21, 2012:  Paula's Birthday
September 20, 2012:  Ruhl Kids Visit and Play Dulcimer
September 18, 2012:  Paddle Pushers come by Gilbert Lodge
September 15, 2012: 
Lingwall Wedding
September 15, 2012: 
Railroad Symposium
September 12, 2012: 
KLKS Radio Signs Off
 September 8, 2012: 
 Farmer's Market and Craft Fair
 September 7, 2012: 
 Wisconsin Beer and Cheese
 September 6, 2012: 
 Heading South on a Scenic Byway
 September 5, 2012:
  A Fish Boil in Door County
 September 5, 2012:   Leaving Washington Island
 September 4, 2012:   More From Washington Island
 September 4, 2012:   Amateur Radio Adventure on Washington Island
 September 3, 2012:   A Ferry to Washington Island
 September 2, 2012:   Port Washington at Night
 September 2, 2012:   Revolutionary War Re-Enactment
 September 1, 2012:   Matt and Alisa Wedding
      August 31, 2012:   Travel and a Farmer's Market
     August 30, 2012:   Food Preparation
     August 28, 2012:   Moon over Gilbert Lake
     August 26, 2012:   A Visit to Aunt Gert's Cabin
     August 25, 2012:   Boat Show at Bar Harbor
     August 24, 2012:   Country Living
     August 23, 2012:   Kiley Wear stopped by
     August 22, 2012:   Woodpecker Trouble
     August 21, 2012:   Classic Car Show in Baxter
     August 20, 2012:   Dining at McCabe's Restaurant
     August 19, 2012:   Marsha and Dave Johnson Visited
     August 18, 2012:   Grilled Salmon Dinner
     August 17, 2012:   Tomatoes and Sunset
     August 16, 2012:   Chef Jimmy V at the American Legion
     August 14, 2012:   Brainerd High Class of 1972 Reunion Committee
     August 13, 2012:   American Barnstormers in Brainerd
     August 12, 2012:   Civil War Days Continue
     August 11, 2012:   Civil War Days in Pipestone
     August 10, 2012:  Pipestone, Minnesota
       August 5, 2012:  NASA Puts a Lander on Mars
       August 4, 2012:  More Summer on the Lake
       August 3, 2012:  Dinner at Gilbert Lodge
         July 31, 2012:  Crow Wing County Fair
         July 28, 2012:  Northern Minnesota Railroad Heritage Association
         July 28, 2012:
 25th Annual Whitefish Chain Antique and Classic Wood Boat Rendezvous
         July 25, 2012:
 Still More EAA Air Show
         July 24, 2012: More EAA Air Show
         July 23, 2012: EAA AirVenture Air Show at Oshkosh, Wisconsin

         July 21, 2012:  Relay for Life in Brainerd
         July 20, 2012:  A Visit from Rick Keefer
         July 18, 2012:  A Country Sampler at the Northland Arboretum
         July 16, 2012:  A visit from Jill, Quin, and Brit Collins
         July 14, 2012:  Dinner at Sherwood Forest
         July 13, 2012:  Turtles and Gilbert Lodge
         July 12, 2012:  Kevin Thesing Received Philanthropy Award
         July 11, 2012:  Bean Hole Days in Pequot Lakes
         July 10, 2012:  A Visit from Shane and Andrea Toven
           July 9, 2012:  A Visit from Leslie Kopietz and Family
           July 8, 2012:  Fishing on Gilbert Lake
           July 7, 2012:  Eagle Scout Award
           July 4, 2012:  Happy Birthday America
           July 1, 2012:  Arts in the Park in Brainerd
        June 30, 2012:  Leaping into and Swimming in Gilbert Lake
        June 29, 2012:  Happy Birthday June
        June 28, 2012:  Steam Brothers was Here
        June 26, 2012:  Paula is Rotarian of the Year
        June 25, 2012:  The Sights near Gilbert Lodge
        June 23, 2012:  The Sights of Gilbert Lake
        June 22, 2012:  Milwaukee Trip Review
        June 21, 2012:  Wisconsin Maritime Museum
        June 20, 2012:  Brewery Tours
        June 19, 2012:  Milwaukee Art Museum
        June 18, 2012:  More to See in Milwaukee
        June 17, 2012:  Safe House Restaurant
        June 17, 2012:  Milwaukee Visit
      June 16, 2012:  Jessica and Jim Wedding
      June 16, 2012:  Pastry at a Farmer's Market
      June 15, 2012:  Squeaky Cheese
      June 14, 2012:  Flag Day
      June 12, 2012:  Wildlife Near Gilbert Lodge
        June 9, 2012:  Nisswa Stamman Scandinavian Folk Music Festival
        June 8, 2012:  Summer is Here
        June 7, 2012:  SCUBA Diving at Crosby
        June 4, 2012:  Summer Flowers and Dinner
        June 1, 2012:  Swimming in Gilbert Lake
        May 29, 2012:  Evening at Gilbert Lodge
        May 28, 2012:  Memorial Day in Brainerd
        May 24, 2012:  Rain and More Rain
        May 21, 2012:  Something New at the Dentist's Office
        May 20, 2012:  Real Pirates of the Whydah Gally
        May 19, 2012:  Antique Radio Show
        May 18, 2012:  The Bakken Museum and Radio Show
        May 18, 2012:  Minneapolis Here We Come
        May 17, 2012:  Lilacs and Flowers
        May 16, 2012:  More Flowers and Spices at Gilbert Lodge
        May 13, 2012:  Gardening at Gilbert Lodge
        May 12, 2012:  Jim and Lynn Barry have a new RV
       May 12, 2012:   Minnesota Fishing Opener
       May 11, 2012:  Buddy Poppy Day
        May 8, 2012:   Gardening supplies arrive for Paula
         May 7, 2012:  Dinner at Gilbert Lodge
         May 6, 2012:  Spring Flowers and Muskrats
         May 6, 2012:  Mother's Day
         May 5, 2012:  Duluth, Minnesota
         May 4, 2012: Trip to Cloquet, Minnesota
         May 3, 2012:  Gilbert Lodge and Muskrats
         May 1, 2012:  Dinner with Mark's mom June at Prairie Bay
      April 30, 2012:  The Minnow arrived back at Gilbert Lake
      April 26, 2012:  Dinner at the Brainerd American Legion Club
      April 21, 2012:  Leon Redbone at CLC
      April 16, 2012:  More of Las Vegas
      April 14, 2012:  The Old Downtown of Las Vegas
      April 13, 2012:  Mark heads to Las Vegas
      April 12, 2012:  Mark's 65th Birthday
        April 8, 2012:  Easter at Gilbert Lodge
        April 7, 2012:  Easter Egg Hunt
        April 5, 2012:  The Dock is In
        April 3, 2012: Car Accident Caused Power Outage
        April 3, 2012:  Spring is Here
        April 1, 2012:  Happy Birthday Doug Livingston
        April 1, 2012:  Cycles per Second to Hertz Conversion
    March 30, 2012:
 Dinner at the Dave and Jean Schaefer Place
    March 30, 2012:  Military Chili Cook-Off
    March 23, 2012:  Spring Break in Minneapolis
    March 21, 2012:
 Ice Out on Gilbert Lake
    March 18, 2012:
 Dinner at the Drummond's
    March 17, 2012:  St. Patrick's Day Parade
    March 17, 2012:  St. Patrick's Day
    March 16, 2012:  One Day until St. Patrick's Day
    March 14, 2012:  Life at Gilbert Lodge
    March 11, 2012:  Practicing for St. Patrick's Day
      March 8, 2012:  Home Made Italian Soup on a Cold Day
      March 4, 2012:  Spring is Coming?
      March 2, 2012:  Paula Heads Home from Roatan
      March 1, 2012:  Last SCUBA Dives before Returning Home  Revised 03/04/12
February 29, 2012:
 More SCUBA Diving at Roatan
February 29, 2012:  Winter Snowstorm in Brainerd
February 29, 2012:  Report from Roatan
February 28, 2012:  SCUBA Diving near Roatan
February 27, 2012:  Dinner at the Cannibal Restaurant
February 27, 2012:  More Diving off Roatan
February 26, 2012:  Dinner in Roatan
February 26, 2012:  Paula's Diving Continues
February 25, 2012:  Paula SCUBA Dives in Roatan
February 24, 2012:  Paula Arrived in Roatan
February 23, 2012:  Dive Trip for Paula
February 22, 2012:  Piano Music for the Soul
February 21, 2012:  Snow Overnight
February 20, 2012:  Night Lights
February 15, 2012:  A Snowy Day
February 14, 2012:  Valentines Day
February 11, 2012:  Gull Lake Fishing Contest
February 10, 2012:  Hot Chocolate on a Cold Day
February 8, 2012:   A Visit from Steve and Barb Gretsch
February 5, 2012:   Super-Bowl
February 4, 2012:   Frost Overnight
February 2, 2012:   Ground Hog Day...Spring is Coming
January 31, 2012:   Fishermen on Gilbert Lake
January 29, 2012:   Curling Association Open House
January 27, 2012:   Deer Spotted at Gilbert Lodge  Revised 1/28/12
January
25, 2012:  Mailbox and Buffalo Chili Dinner  Revised 1/28/12
January 23, 2012:  New Dulcimer Player and Venison Dinner
January 22, 2012:  Fish Dinner
January 21, 2012:  Fishing on Mille Lacs Lake
January 20, 2012:  Dinner and a Movie
January 19, 2012:  Dishwasher Modification
January 18, 2012:  Editor's Note
January 16, 2012:  A winter day at Gilbert Lodge
January 14, 2012:  Photography School in Minneapolis
January 13, 2012:  Minneapolis Trip
January 10, 2012:  Walleye Dinner at the Lodge
January 8, 2012:  Fishing on Mille Lacs Lake
January 7, 2012:  Holiday Decoration Cleanup
January 4, 2012:  National Spaghetti Day

 

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