My husband, John Plocher, and Paul and I traveled to Loon Lake, Wisconsin, last week to celebrate John’s parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. We spent the week on a variety of boats and enjoying family in the 75-year-old cottage. There were 9 grandchildren (ages 17 to 3: Micah, Paul, Nathaniel, Gabriel, Leah, Malachai, Zacharias, Isaiah, and Mashayla) who chased caterpillars and crawdads, went fishing with Grandpa, played cards and boardgames and went swimming as often as possible. We missed my daughter Jessica who has an internship this summer in Washington, D.C. The grownups cooked and cleaned, fixed up the cottage, and drove the boats. John and I paddled the canoe from Loon Lake, through a beaver dam, across Washington Lake, to Shawano Lake and back.
This year on Osprey Island in the middle of Loon Lake were one nesting pair of Loons, two pair of Ospreys, and one pair of Bald Eagles plus a blue heron, mallard ducks, and uncountable songbirds. The loons sang to us all night.
|Presenting the Silver Tray
||.||Proud Mom, 3 Sons
|50th Anniversary Cake
||.||White water lily
|Naomi and grandkids in the lake
||.||Loon Lake Sunset
||.||Micah with John’s hat
|Paul tubing behind the speedboat
||.||Grandkids in a row
|Bald Eagle with 2 babies in nest
||.||Loon Lake Cottage
Images Copyright 2009 Katy Dickinson and John Plocher