This is an excerpt from a post from Life on a Minnesota Resort which is our “story blog” about living and working for a lifetime on a resort near Ely Minnesota. If you’d like to read more about staying at our rustic Island Cabin, please follow the link below.
For year after year, this couple stayed on the Island in the small cabin that my dad built in 1962. It was to be his summer home and for years we called it “the shack”. It’s a nice little cabin and when I was a kid, we spent many weekends out there in the winter, ice fishing on Jasper, flying kites in the winds of March and being really hot with that old wood stove that would almost drive us out even at -35 F below zero. When we stayed there with no electricity or running water, our entertainment was whatever old magazines we had to read in the din of the gas lights. We also had an old, black, massive, battery-powered, radio we had that pulled in shortwave broadcasts and AM signals from around the world. There were hardly any…..Read More