The Great Outdoors


We’re up here in the Wisconsin Dells and successfully pulled off a big surprise for my mom’s 60th birthday. In cahoots with dad, all of us kids planned accordingly to meet up at a lodge we rented. Mom thought she and dad were just going for a quiet, relaxing weekend…and instead she was surprised by her four kids and five grandkids waiting for her with a sign and 60 pink roses.


The lodge is pretty sweet, with a full bar and poker table downstairs, six bedrooms, and a few decks. Tame deer roam around the enclosed area and there is a stocked pond. It’s not at all “roughing it” (although the cell phones don’t work, we do have wi-fi).

But even better is the taxidermy art…there are some beauts here and I have to share:

Remember these guys? John Candy must have finally caught them going through the trash…