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222 stories in 2013, 1133 stories total on this blog so far.

December 31, 2013:  New Year's Eve
December 28, 2013:  Linda Hanson's Surprise 60th Birthday
December 27, 2013:  Pulla Bread from the Hirsts
December 25, 2013:  Christmas Dinner at the Schaeffers with the Fitzpatricks
 

December 24, 2013:

Christmas
Eve

2013 Christmas Eve at Gilbert Lodge

December 24, 2013:

Christmas
Letter
2013 Christmas Letter from Mark and Paula

December 22, 2013:  Winter Wonderland at the Northland Arboretum
December 18, 2013:  Winter is here and Santa is Coming
December 10, 2013:  Mark's Mother June Died
Updated 12-22-13
  December 7, 2013:  A Wurlitzer Organ at the Columbia Heights Theatre
  December 7, 2013:  Learning Technology at the Mall of America
  December 7, 2013:  Pearl Harbor Day
  December 6, 2013:  Santaland at Macy's
  December 6, 2013:  Holidazzle Parade
  December 6, 2013:  Headed to Minneapolis where it Might be Warmer
  December 6, 2013:  Ships of Lake Superior
Updated 12-21-13
  December 5, 2013:  Bentleyville USA
  December 5, 2013:  Headed to Duluth
  December 3, 2013:  Winter Snowstorm
  December 1, 2013:  Turkey Soup Leftovers
November 30, 2013:  Ringing Bells for the Salvation Army
November 29, 2013:  Black Friday and Decorating the Grand Christmas Tree
November 28, 2013:  Thanksgiving at Gilbert Lodge
November 24, 2013:  Brilliant Sunset
November 17, 2013:  Chef Paula was at it Again
November 14, 2013:  Holiday Lights Go Up
November 13, 2013:  Ice on Gilbert Lake
November 12, 2013:  Vietnam Today
November 11, 2013:  Veterans Day
November 10, 2013:  Turkey Dinner...Practicing for Thanksgiving
   November 9, 2013:  Cleo Kuelbs and Ken Olson at Franklin Arts Holiday Open House
   November 7, 2013:  Deer Make an Appearance Just Before Hunting Season
   November 2, 2013:  Muskrat Hunters Showed Up
     October 31, 2013:  Halloween at Gilbert Lodge
     October 26, 2013:  Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest
     October 25, 2013:  Charity Raffle with 1920's Costumes
     October 24, 2013:  Tree Cutting and Log Splitting
     October 20, 2013:  Snow does not make for a Happy Cat
     October 19, 2013:  Oktoberfest at Ruttger's
     October 18, 2013:  Haunted Trail at the Arb
     October 17, 2013:  Preparing for the Haunted Trail
     October 12, 2013:  Fall Colors are Here
     October 10, 2013:  Red Roses for Paula
       October 9, 2013:  More Signs of Fall
       October 8, 2013:  Open House at the Aitkin Fire Department
       October 6, 2013:  Fall Colors
       October 1, 2013:  The Minnow Goes to Dry Dock
September 30, 2013:  Sunset on Gilbert Lake
September 27, 2013:  Canal Park in Duluth, Minnesota
September 27, 2013:  A Visit to Arco Coffee
September 27, 2013:  Remembering the Cabin
September 26, 2013:  Fishermen Like Gilbert Lake
September 23, 2013:  New Gilbert Lodge Sign
September 21, 2013:  Happy Birthday Paula!
September 18, 2013:  United Way Chili Cook-Off
September 17, 2013:  Deep Diver Paula is at it Again!
September 16, 2013:  Kayakers on Gilbert Lake
September 15, 2013:  Open House at Camp Ripley
September 12, 2013:  Pork and Peach Dinner
September 11, 2013:  Dave Cox stopped by on his Harley
  September 7, 2013:  Brilliant Sunrise and Rainstorm
  September 4, 2013:  Pizza Pockets
  September 3, 2013:  Farewell Dinner with Jim and Lynn Barry
  September 2, 2013:  Minnesota Renaissance Festival
       August 31, 2013:  Italian Dining at Aitkin, Minnesota
       August 30, 2013:  Minnesota Travels
       August 30, 2013:  Pipestone National Monument
       August 29, 2013:  Fagen Fighters WWII Museum
       August 26, 2013:  Fresh Peaches at Gilbert Lodge
       August 25, 2013:  Crow Wing State Park
       August 24, 2013:  Brenda Pfeffer, Photographer of the Year
       August 24, 2013:  Classic Boat Show at Bar Harbor
       August 21, 2013:  Sunset over Gilbert Lake
       August 20, 2013:  Paddle Pushers Kayak Club
       August 19, 2013:  Taking Sadie for a Walk
       August 18, 2013:  Corn and Rib Dinner with Jim and Lynn Barry
Revised 8/23/13
       August 14, 2013:  Sunset over Gull Lake
       August 10, 2013:  Brauhaus Restaurant at Akeley, Minnesota
       August 10, 2013:  Local Festival at Park Rapids, Minnesota
       August 10, 2013:  Itasca State Park
       August 10, 2013:  Bemidji Minnesota Farmer's Market
         August 4, 2013:  Ford Model T and Sauerkraut
         August 1, 2013:  Paul and Lynn Hunt Honored for Philanthropy
           July 30, 2013:  Crow Wing County Fair
           July 27, 2013:  Whitefish Chain Antique and Classic Wood Boat Rendezvous
           July 27, 2013:  Midsummer Fair and Celtic Celebration
           July 26, 2013:  Gordy's Hi-Hat Restaurant in Cloquet, Minnesota
           July 26, 2013:  1700's British Encampment
           July 26, 2013:  A Voyage Aboard the Denis Sullivan
           July 26, 2013:  Tall Ships in Duluth, Minnesota
           July 23, 2013:  Lake Living and Raspberries
           July 21, 2013:  SCUBA Diving in Gilbert Lake
           July 19, 2013:  Relay for Life Event in Brainerd
           July 18, 2013:  Dinner with the Grams at the Black and White
           July 17, 2013:  Country Sampler Picnic at the Northland Arboretum
           July 16, 2013:  Military Re-enactors at Camp Ripley
           July 13, 2013:  Antique Car Show in Nisswa
           July 12, 2013:  Evening Cruise on Gull Lake
           July 11, 2013:  Deer and Lunch at Gilbert Lodge
           July 10, 2013:  Geese, Dinner, Dessert, and More
             July 7, 2013:  Arts In The Park
             July 5, 2013:  Antique Car Show in Brainerd
             July 5, 2013:  Ford Tri-Motor Returned to Brainerd
             July 4, 2013:  Fireworks Celebrate America's 237th Birthday
             July 4, 2013:  4th of July Celebration
             July 3, 2013:  SCUBA Diving with Deep Diver Paula 
Revised 07/20/13
             July 2, 2013:  New Restaurant in Baxter
             July 1, 2013:  Karen Engen Visited Gilbert Lodge
          June 30, 2013:  Birthday Party for June Persons
          June 29, 2013:  Boat Show at the Quarterdeck
          June 27, 2013:  Dinner and Dessert
          June 25, 2013:  Eagles Spotted on Bay Lake
          June 24, 2013:  A Turtle Visited Gilbert Lodge
          June 23, 2013:  Super Moon Night
          June 23, 2013:  Fishing on Gilbert Lake
          June 22, 2013:  Flowers for Paula
          June 20, 2013:  Mormon Tabernacle Choir in Minneapolis
          June 18, 2013:  Canadian Geese in the Area
          June 17, 2013:  The Minnow is made Ship Shape
          June 15, 2013:  Dining at the Schaeffer's
          June 15, 2013:  Canoe Run Down the Mississippi River
          June 13, 2013:  Dinner for Neighbors
          June 11, 2013:  Deer Visit Gilbert Lodge
          June 10, 2013:  Pulled Pork Sandwiches
            June 8, 2013:  Scandinavian Folk Music Festival at Nisswa, Minnesota
            June 1, 2013:  Discover Aviation Days in Blaine, Minnesota
           May 31, 2013:  The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall traveled to Brainerd
           May 30, 2013:  The Minnow Returned to Gilbert Lake
           May 29, 2013:  Spring Flowers and Convertibles
           May 28, 2013:  Lon Schmidt's Last Day at WWWI Radio
           May 27, 2013:  Memorial Day Ceremonies in Brainerd
           May 27, 2013:  Memorial Day Committee aided by Scouts
           May 26, 2013:  Pre-Memorial Day Activities at Cragun's Resort
           May 24, 2013:  Decorating for Memorial Day
           May 19, 2013:  Wright-Patterson Air Force Museum
           May 18, 2013:  Voice of America
           May 17, 2013:  Hamvention in Dayton Ohio
           May 14, 2013:  Microphone Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
           May 13, 2013:  Basil Polasek
           May 12, 2013:  Mother's Day
           May 10, 2013:  Ice out on Gilbert Lake
             May 9, 2013:  Josie has to be Rescued, Again!
             May 8, 2013:  Sandy Bergmann visited Gilbert Lodge
             May 6, 2013:  Bowling for Charity
             May 5, 2013:  Ready for Summer Fishing
             May 4, 2013:  More in Duluth and Superior
             May 3, 2013:  Lots to See and Hear in Duluth, Minnesota
          April 29, 2013:  Spring is here
          April 28, 2013:  New Adirondack Chairs
          April 27, 2013:  Bill Gates at Concordia College
          April 26, 2013:  Birds are Flying in for the Summer
          April 25, 2013:  Garry Persons Visited
          April 22, 2013:  Wild Pheasant Dinner
          April 20, 2013:  Spring is Coming, Finally!
          April 19, 2013:  Chili Cook-Off
          April 19, 2013:  Winter's Last Gasp
          April 18, 2013:  A Few Hours at the Arb
          April 15, 2013:  Mark and Paula's Wedding Anniversary
          April 12, 2013:  Mark's Birthday
          April 11, 2013:  What!...Another Snowstorm?
           April 9, 2013:  Alaskan Coho Salmon Dinner
           April 6, 2013:  Doctor Phil at Marketplace
           April 5, 2013:  Marketplace Show in Brainerd
           April 4, 2013:  Dinner and a Power Outage
           April 3, 2013:  Practicing for Cinco de Mayo
           April 1, 2013:  Dihydrous Monoxide Discovered
       March 31, 2013:  Easter Dinner
       March 30, 2013:  Easter is Coming
       March 27, 2013:  Spring Thaw
       March 23, 2013:  Sunrise and Music
       March 21, 2013:  Jane Ackerman Stopped by for Dinner
       March 19, 2013:  Snow and Ice Continue
       March 16, 2013:  St. Patrick's Day Parade
       March 14, 2013:  Getting Ready for St. Patrick's Day
       March 13, 2013:  Irish Corned Beef and Cabbage
       March 11, 2013:  Warm Inside When it is Winter Outside
         March 9, 2013:  A Spring Snowstorm hits Brainerd
         March 8, 2013:  Last Dives Before Heading Home
         March 7, 2013:  More Deep Diving at Little Cayman Island
         March 6, 2013:  Watch Out Paula, This Fish has a Big Mouth
         March 5, 2013:  Snow Thrower Makes Quick Work of Snowfall
         March 5, 2013:  6000 Ft. Depth just off Little Cayman Island
         March 4, 2013:  More Diving in Little Cayman
         March 3, 2013:  Paula SCUBA Dives in Little Cayman
         March 3, 2013:  Dog Sled Ride
         March 2, 2013:  Paula Arrived in Little Cayman
         March 2, 2013:  Private Airplanes Gather at Garrison, Minnesota
         March 1, 2013:  Hoar Frost on the Trees

   February 28, 2013:  Deep Diver Paula headed for Little Cayman Island
   February 27, 2013:  Gilbert Lodge Day and Night
   February 26, 2013:  Getting Ready for St. Patrick's Day with Irish Stew
   February 23, 2013:  Cold Outside, but Warm Inside with Coffee
   February 18, 2013:  Presidents' Day
   February 16, 2013:  SCUBA Diving Party at GL
   February 14, 2013:  Valentines Day
   February 11, 2013:  Seven Inches of Snow
   February 10, 2013:  Tragedy Averted When Paula Fell Through The Ice
     February 8, 2013:  Mongo's Grill in St. Cloud
     February 6, 2013:  A walk on Gilbert Lake
     February 3, 2013:  SuperBowl Sunday
     February 2, 2013:  Winterfest in Crosslake
     January 24, 2013:  Back in Brainerd
     January 22, 2013:  Saying Goodbye to Hawaii
     January 21, 2013:  Coffee Plantations and Beaches in Hawaii
     January 20, 2013:  More Sights and Insights from Hawaii
     January 19, 2013:  North from Kona
     January 18, 2013:  Still More Adventures in Kona
     January 17, 2013:  More Adventures in Kona
     January 16, 2013:  Hilo, Hawaii
     January 15, 2013:  Volcano National Park
     January 14, 2013:  Kona by the Sea
     January 13, 2013:  Going to the Big Island of Hawaii
     January 12, 2013:  Afternoon, Sunset, and Evening at Waikiki
     January 12, 2013:  Pacific Aviation Museum
     January 11, 2013:  Polynesian Cultural Center
     January 11, 2013:  Circle Tour of Oahu
     January 10, 2013:  A Visit to Pearl Harbor
       January 9, 2013:  Afternoon and Night Life on Waikiki Revised 01-29-13
       January 9, 2013:  Waikiki Beach
       January 8, 2013:  Leaving on a Jet Plane
       January 7, 2013:  More Fun on Gilbert Lake
       January 5, 2013:  Packers Win, Vikings Lose
       January 3, 2013:  Lucky Fishermen on Gilbert Lake
       January 2, 2013:  A Winter Walk on Gilbert Lake 
 


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