This is probably the last blog from Deer Park. This is our fifth year here, with the blessings and help of Max and Brenda Stinson, landlords, fellow agate hunter-addicts (we event hunted the big lake at night!) and friends. We’ve had great fun and many blessings from all the fine folks and neighbors up here and all will be missed and fondly remembered. Next year we’ll be in Baraga County, May through October, but we will be back over here to visit and will look forward to it. If you are looking for a place to stay, we can’t recommend this enough. It’s small, but perfect and the location unsurpassed. Brenda and Max aren’t sure yet whether they will advertise on the internet, but you still may want to drop them a note at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire abo0ut availability. Their phone number is 906-658-3598, and their address Max and Brenda Stinson,l 30840 Muskalonge Trail, Newberry MI49868. They have two cabins right on Muskallonge Lake, a mile from the state park on CR 407 (the road to Grand Marais) and the cabins are 300 yards south of Lake Superior. The fishing for smallmouth is excellent in spring and there are brook trout in nearby Trout Lake and Trout Creek. It’s been a blessing and a heap of fun. Thanks, Max and Brenda, and George and Gen and the three grandkids from California, and Mattie their granddaughter from BTB.
Loading the truck today, and this may be the last posting until we are back in Portage.
Dinner last night with Mike Brown. (We missed you Monica!) and thanks to both of you for all your help. Dinner of grilled sockeye, and venison tenderloin with taties, a cabernet, a fresh bread loaf from the oven, and blueberry cobbler. Yowzser. As poet T.S. Eliot put it in another context. No hollow men up here, but sometime changes begin with an end, not marked by a bang, but with a sigh of satisfaction, and a whimper.
Some near-final photos follow. Over.