I Wish You A Slice of Heaven this Summer.....Even if It is Only for a Day.

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I Wish You A Slice of Heaven this Summer.....Even if It is Only for a Day.

There are little slices of Heaven all over this magnificent earth. I hope this summer you take the time to enjoy one of them even if it is just for a day.

I just got back from an overnight getaway. My sister lives in Arizona and was spending this week visiting our Mom in Fargo, ND. I was going to head to Fargo too but but I came up with the idea of meeting "sort of" in-between.

It was a three hour drive for each of us and we went "UP NORTH". That is Minnesota slang for heading to the northern region of MN to some of the lake area resorts.

One of the Largest Resort Communities in MN is the Brainerd, MN area with hundreds of lakeside Resorts to choose from. There is one that I have been wanting to stay at for years and this time I did.

Grand View Lodge in Nisswa, MN.

It is in the National Registry of Historic Places with the main lodge built in 1919.

 

Front of Lodge

 

After check-in we went for a walk around the grounds. It was a little misty but it seemed to make it all the more beautiful.

Come on and take a little stroll with me...........

 

Gull Lake

 

 

Grand View Beach

 

 

Back of Lodge

 

 

Chocolate Shop

 

 

The Spa

 

 

Squirrels

 

Our Cabin

I hope your summer will bring you a little slice of Heaven......even if it is only for a Day.

 

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
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Shar, you do have some wonderful lakes for fishing in Minnesota, and hope you had some wonderful downtime!

Jun 16, 2011 04:41 PM #10
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Evelyn Kennedy
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Shar:

Lovely pictures of a very nice place to stay.  I hope you and your sister had a great time.  Well, actually with all the ice cream and candy, I am sure you had a great time.  Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures.

Jun 16, 2011 06:31 PM #11
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Sally Weatherley
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Shar - What a beautiful retreat.  I love the photo of the happy umbrellas along the beach.  That would look great blown up as framed art.  Hey, stop posting photos of chocolate, would ya?!!!!  I'm trying to Take it Off in the Rain!

Jun 16, 2011 07:21 PM #12
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Alicia Barrington
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OK, so taunt this Houstonian (100 degree days, in an 8 month drought).   The only way to survive the heat down here is to remember that it could be worse - and then it does get worse <G>!    I may need to keep this spot in mind for my September get-me-to-some-nice-weather vacation!

Jun 16, 2011 08:49 PM #13
Rainmaker
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Roger D. Mucci
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Lets shake things up at your home today!

I could use a little slice of heaven right now Shar...............excellent photos and a lovely place, glad you had your "slice".........................

Jun 16, 2011 10:54 PM #14
Rainmaker
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Shar Sitter
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It was good Joan....could have stayed a while longer.

With ice cream and chocolate how could it be bad right Evelyn? ;)

Oh Sally....I am getting serious now about Taking It Off. I am back to where I was last Sept when we started. Put 9 of the 10 pounds back on. Sorry I tempted you.....

It is an absolutely wonderful place Tom.

I hope your slice comes this summer Roger, even if for a day.

Jun 16, 2011 11:49 PM #15
Rainmaker
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Roger D. Mucci
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Lets shake things up at your home today!

I'll make sure it does my friend..............thanks!

Jun 17, 2011 12:32 AM #16
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Susan Emo
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Shar -  that's as pretty as Canada, LOL    Lush, peaceful, quaint . . . just what people come to see in my hometown. (yet we all yearn to get away!)  But it also looks like just what the Dr ordered.  Glad you were able to enjoy your fave icecream -  my Mother would love that as she is a true licorice fanatic!  Thanks for sharing the great photos - I liked the squirrels best.

Jun 17, 2011 01:35 AM #17
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You are welcome Roger.....I give you good advice anytime, ha.

What? You don't like my toes the best Susan? Yes, Canada and MN are very much alike, we in MN just don't have an accent. ;)

Jun 17, 2011 01:43 AM #18
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Susan Emo
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Accent?  We don't have no stinkin accent (eh)

PS  Your toes are simply divine Miss Shar!

Jun 17, 2011 01:53 AM #19
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Janice Ankrett
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Nice peticure Shar! LOL! I love this place! It reminds me of northern Ontario. Susan and I probably have the same accent eh!

Jun 17, 2011 04:36 AM #20
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Susan, you say 'aboot' instead of 'about'. LOL

I'm sure you do Janice unless you got the proper pronunciation down here first before moving up there. Haahahahah

Jun 17, 2011 06:38 AM #21
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Only when I'm oot and aboot  :0) 

Jun 17, 2011 06:44 AM #22
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That's the other one Susan....oot!! I was trying to remember what it was!

Jun 17, 2011 06:57 AM #23
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Emily Read
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Looks so sweet!! Cute toes too, Shar! Here's to a wonderful weekend!!

Jun 17, 2011 10:09 AM #24
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Laura S. Baker
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Oh the chocolate!  My mouth is watering!

Jun 17, 2011 01:42 PM #25
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Shar Sitter
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Thanks Emily, hope your weekend rocks!

I was almost sick from too much Licorice Chip ice cream Laura.......I said almost. :)

Jun 17, 2011 04:17 PM #26
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Shar, saw this on Richard's reblog of your post. Your photos are captivating and enchanting - and yes, the Chocolate Ox is calling my name too. (I agree - nice job with the toes ! )

Jun 23, 2011 04:28 AM #27
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ha, thanks Debb.... my toes got a lot of attention, good thing I just had that pedicure.

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