Memorial Day Weekend, Start of Summer in the Northwoods, and recovering from Covid

Real Estate Agent with Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP #1 in Forest Land Mgmt

Sharing my annual Memorial day post tonight, my thoughts drift to some of the concerns, anticipations, and conflicts in the Northwoods this past year.

So many businesses rely on the tourists , it has been a rough year up north with the dangers of spreading Covid to a rural areas where hospitals were less equipped to handle a pandemic.

As more and more people are being vaccinated it will be good to see more tourists flooding the Northwoods and bringing many of the Northwoods attractions back to life.


Stay safe everyone, and enjoy summer in the Northwoods!!



Memorial Day Weekend, the Start of Summer in the Northwoods, and More.

Well it’s the eve of that weekend that many people up here wait for all spring, Memorial Day.

The roads are packed with happy tourists northwoods bound, with trucks, campers, ATV’s and all the toys of summer.

A few foresters at WMS are going to be busy this weekend too, visiting with clients who are making this exodus to the north to visit cabins that they don’t see too often.

It is a joyous weekend for many as they celebrate the end of snow and though the lakes are still a little too cold to swim in, they are nice to look at, paddle a canoe in, and maybe even catch a few fish in.

Today people in our area are getting ready to plant corn in the garden, I am a little apprehensive about planting this early since we are likely to get a few more frosts, but with as hot as it was today it is hard to imagine any frost. 

Certainly too hot for me as I was kind of wishing for that snowbank that a friend from Alaska posted on his Facebook page last night.  I am not sure how my friends in the southern states can handle more than a three month summer, since I was ready for more snow after an hour.

Whether you like the hot summers or not, it is time to get acclimated and ready to enjoy a few months of summer fun. 


While enjoying this first taste of summer this weekend, take a little time to remember what Memorial day is really about, not the day off of work, not the introduction to summer, but the many heroes who have given their lives so that we can enjoy all of these gifts.

Take a little time to participate in one of the many ceremonies hosted by the American Legion or VFW and pay respect to those fallen and often forgotten heroes in your town.


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Comments (10)

Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

It means so much to just be able to do basic things like a barbecue with actual humans interacting:

May 30, 2021 10:17 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Bob.

 I love the heat of summer and long for it.  What I can't handle is the heat with humidity.  It wouldn't hurt my feeling is I never saw another flake of snow.

May 31, 2021 12:37 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Bob... I'm certainly a "happy camper" about life returning to a more "old" normal this spring and summer. Wishing you a good Memorial Day and a wonderful summer to come.

May 31, 2021 05:24 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Bob. Having attended a military high school in Wisconsin Memorial day weekend marked the end of the school year and the freedom of summer. My junior and senoir year it also marked the loss of a classmate who dropped out to serve. Enjoy your day.

May 31, 2021 05:47 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Hopefully, everyone will have a good Memorial Day keeping in mind those that served and the sacrifices they made.

May 31, 2021 06:01 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Bob, it is starting to feel more normal, and could not be happier.   Have a great weekend.

May 31, 2021 06:45 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We appreciate your post and the remembrance of Memorial Day, and we are all looking forward to a great summer. A

May 31, 2021 09:12 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Bob Crane - I hope summer is all that you hope it will be.  

May 31, 2021 01:22 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Bob many gave their life for the freedom we have today.  May we never take that freedom for granted.

May 31, 2021 04:10 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Saturday afternoon, Bob.

Have an outstanding weekend.

Jun 05, 2021 01:07 PM