a nice afternoon ~

I got a call yesterday from my daughter Sara, "Hey Mom, how about a pontoon ride down at Connor's Lake?"

Who could refuse an invitation like that ~ especially when it's 90 degrees out and muggy as all get out.  A nice ride on the pontoon boat and a swim at the campground beach ... some Dorito's to snack on and my jug of Crystal Lite ... count me in!

I crouched down to Bailey's eye level to get the right perspective of the "Big Boat" for this shot. She was so excited to be going along without her sisters ... with Grandma & Grandpa and her Aunt & new "favorite" Uncle ~ because he has a big new boat :)

Ummmm... just a thought Don ... maybe if you unhook it ~ it'll slide off the trailer??

What a gorgeous afternoon for a boat ride ... a nice breeze ... a little warm ~ but we soon put the canopy up for shade.
Captain Don

and his first mate ~ Sara

the little clam digger

We were quite surprised how quiet the lake was ... not many people out and about.  There was only a handful of people at the public beach and only one other couple out swimming where we went on the south end of the lake by the campground beach.

I told Bailey we couldn't take Grandpa past this area:

Connor's Lake is a beautiful place.  We've camped there hundred of times over the years when our kids were younger.  Now we no longer camp; but just enjoy afternoons like this one there.  It doesn't get many campers anymore like it use to.  It's now a rustic campground.  No electric hook ups, no running water, no showers, no frills.  Just you and mother nature.  The way it should be. 

Also, on the way down to and the way home from the lake we had to drive past the Big Bear Lodge on the Flambeau River.  Bailey got a kick out of seeing the bear as tall as the building.  Sorry for the blur; but I took this pic out of the truck window whizzing by at 50 mph.

Until next time ...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.


  1. nice outing - especially without crowds.

  2. is it the same connor family of logging history?

  3. What a flood of memories your post stirred up. We sure did a lot of 'family' camping on that lake. Those where the good old days! Looks like a great time! I think the logging Connors that texwisgirl mentioned are the ones over in the Crandon area. Big name over there.
    'love & hugs from afar'

  4. Looks like loads of fun, Mel. We have several lakes in our area --and the people who live on the lakes have pontoon boats... We rented one once when one of my kids and his family were here. So much fun!!!

  5. I used to love to camp and we never had amenities, just nature. You couldn't pay me to do it, now. Daughter and grands just got back and I can't wait to see her photos. Yours are great!

  6. Memory flashes are flying through my head. I tried commenting early this morning but Blogland wouldn't hear of it.
    As for your comment for me, I replied.
    Glad you had such a nice day on familiar waters.

  7. What a wonderful ride. I can think of nothing better to do on a hot July day. It was kind of your son to take you along.

  8. Great entry. But I love the Clam Digger best!!!!
    I'm late for bed. We are down South. nearly to Florida. Sherry saidhought everyone knew it got hotter as you traveled South? What? Younever heard of tropical Islands, balmy breezes etc?

    Oh well.

    Love you , all our love sent up from the South.
    Sherry & Jack

  9. This sounds like a nice daycation! Our neighbor's have a pontoon boat. They have been having a great time in it this summer.