Monday, October 19, 2009

Monday, August 24, 2009

One pretty fabulous weekend...

A nap in the sun...

Some air on the wakeboard...

A looong run, great food, doubles pong...good stuff!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Ping Pong Serving Rules...

...Cuz Ted can't blog (anymore)...

The real serving rules are basically this -- you have to throw the ball up in the air (without spin) at least 6 inches, then hit it. You have to hit it from behind the end line.

It doesn't matter whether it bounces twice on your opponent's side. It also doesn't matter whether it goes off the side, or the end line, of your opponent's side. Given that you have to serve from behind the court, and you have to throw it up, it's basically impossible to do dink serves anyway.

In doubles it's the same, except you hit it cross-court, right side to right side.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Austin Powers

Saying goodbye to another wonderful dog...

You loved mining for rocks in the water, sprinting through the woods, trying to catch Pat's fish and chasing down birds on a hunt. Mostly though, you just loved hanging out with us. A great and loyal companion. Old age didn't slow you down a bit, which made it harder to let you go. We will miss you!

Monday, July 13, 2009

A 4th of July Haiku

Even better...

Flags wave in the wind Rodent eats the truck
Huck survives the bloat, thank God
Percy trees rodent

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Tourney Bracket

Okay, so you probably can't read this, but here is the bracket for the tournament. Try clicking on the image for a better view. Study it, prepare yourself mentally and physically and sabotage your opponent if necessary.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Memorial Weekend Pong Tourney

Seth and I played several games of pong last weekend and we decided it's about time to get one of our infamous Eagle Lake tournaments going over Memorial weekend. Singles? Doubles? State your preference and whether you are in. The stakes are high...winner gets a full-body Eagle Lake Pong Champion singlet.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Chime Envy?

We must hang together, or we will all hang separately.

Putting in the Docks

Presently, there are several heavily tattooed dudes in camo waders putting in the docks.

Doug is supervising.

They said we could pay them in cash, but they'd prefer USA wind chimes if we have any.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

New Chimes

Attention, everyone. Ted and Sara's wonderful gift of chimes have been hung by Doug on this windy day, and their beautiful sound is wafting into the cabin.

Pat's USA flag chimes, on the other hand, were relegated to a cupboard with the comment, "We'll have to find a place to hang these."

Saturday, April 4, 2009


I have this photo as the background on my computer and just can't stop admiring it (maybe because it's going to snow tomorrow, so nights like this still seem far, far away...). Looks like a perfect evening for a ski. Below are a few more sunset photos for your enjoyment. I will stop hogging the blog now. Time for some stories of S & P's midnight canoe rides back in the day, don't you think?

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Eagle Lake Calendar - Does not come w/loons :(

Hello! I decided to use the blog for a bit of personal web development training. The result is an online Eagle Lake Calendar. I thought it might be useful for us to have a central calendar that we can update - not to replace our Loon calendar (of course!), but to use for planning.

I believe you need to use Google Calendar in order to edit this, so if you're interested you should sign up for that. Then all you need to do is visit the blog, click on the Google Calendar icon and update! Be sure to Bookmark our blog for easy access. :)

Can't wait for cabin time!!
- Angie

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Us 1, Tree 0

This year's first winter excursion to Eagle Lake was a success, if you define success as killing nature then drinking in celebration. Our hats are off to Sir Peter Hoffman. After the chain saw spun out of control, maiming Huck and leaving Ted with only one good eye, Pete fearlessly took up the saw used by Paul Bunyan himself, and for the next 7 hours battled versus the oak before it finally fell before him. Pat would have helped relieve him, but he claimed to be running into town to grab a movie. Curiously, he returned with a tanned glow. Alli was inside doing woman's work (whatever that might be). It was an epic battle, but we were victorious over the oak.

Nah, that didn't happen. The tree came down in about three minutes, and after that we didn't quite know what to do. Good thing we brought the Jamison.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Pat's Winter Excursion

Zomer is finally getting the chance to experience Eagle Lake in the dead of winter (and Ted and I get to tag along for the ride). Think of us this weekend as we tromp through the snow, and escape to Coach's in search of fine dining. Hopefully no one has broken in to steal the toilet paper this year.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Putting in the Dock

I can't say I have much experience with this. Two years ago Seth and I shouted directions from the shore, dipping our toes in the icy water now and then to hand Doug and Steve a section of the dock. No, this cold and thankless job has usually fallen to the older men of the family, and even they have wised up - I believe the new tradition will be to hire out the putting in and taking out of the docks. Will anyone miss it? Will a new generation step up and reclaim the ritual? It sure is a good reason for a mid-afternoon shot of whiskey...for some, that might just be reason enough. - Angie