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Hi, all!

 

My Minnesota vacation was Wonderful!  Now I am looking for lakeshore property so I can spend part of my year there, each year!  I managed to be there in between two hot muggy spells - the weather was just about perfect!   And I was able to spend time with old friends - two of whom I had not seen for over 20 years - so that was also fun.  One artist friend taught me how to throw pots on a pottery wheel (I bought a wheel and kiln a year ago but have not tried them yet), so that was fun.   My brother is a chef and food writer, and used to own a restaurant on a MN lake, so staying with him and my niece was Wonderful!  Yum!  

 

I managed to find and spend my money at two great quilt shops - one in Mpls, and one in Wahkon - so that was fun!  The outhouse at my brother's (he also has indoor plumbing) was equipped with electricity, so that was fun, also, and an upgrade from the outhouses I remember from my childhood!   After I got back to CA, I visited my daughter and accidentally left my camera there, so I cannot post any pics until I get it back.  

 

All in all, I had a great trip - and I am seriously looking for lake property there!  I have always felt torn between wanting to be back home in MN, where I grew  up, and wanting to be in CA, where I have lived for 35 years - I'm thinking that splitting the time may be the best of both worlds!  

 

Karen

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Comment by B J Elder/WA on August 24, 2011 at 7:09am
How fun that would be. Hope you find just the right place.
Comment by Pam/NY on August 24, 2011 at 5:32am
I wouldn't trade our lake cottage for anything...it's only twenty minutes from our house. This was the first week we've been home since June! You'll never regret the decision!
Comment by Karen Stenback on August 23, 2011 at 7:47pm
That is a great price!  Wow!  I don't think the ones in MN go for that - but how nice that will be for them!
Comment by Janet/MO on August 23, 2011 at 6:48pm
Karen, that sounds like the perfect solution.  My niece & her dh just bought a little lakeside cottage in Central Michigan for just a little over $20,000.00.  She said it is tiny, but perfect for those weekend getaways as it is only about an hr's drive north of where they live. 

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