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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Quick Update!

Hi ALL: Well the winter is almost half over and spring fishing is coming up faster than you realize. Gale and I are going to the Green Bay sport show on Thurs. Jan. 27th. - Jan. 30th. we would love to see you and help you make plans for your 2011 fishing or hunting season at Rainbow. I would like to point out that we will have some Show Only specials there so make sure you take advantage of them only offered for the length of the show.
We sure appreciate all of you that have signed up for our online info page and mini newsletter. If you have not go to our webpage and click on the link at the side.
As I am writing this letter I can just imagine the water cooler talk regarding the Packers-Bears game next weekend! Since we have sooo many guests from both Wisconsin and Illinois I will just say that I am neutral in my opinion. Both teams are looking pretty strong.
You probably know that we are spending some time down in the Keys this winter and we are not really missing the cold and snow that is hammering the Lodge. We have been busy doing the standard promotional stuff online and taking care of the phone etc. and it is sure nice to do it while looking at open water and with the windows open. We have been doing a bit of fishing but have been slowed down of late while waiting for one of the two motors on the back to be re-powered. I wish they were small Yamaha's and the bite out of the check book would not be so hard! We will post some fish pictures in the next blog I hope.
Again, stay warm and try and see us at the show in G.B. if you are in the area or call us toll free anytime to discuss your vacation options. Till next time. BOB

Monday, January 03, 2011

The New Year Look's Promising!!!!!!

Well: We all got through the Christmas season and passed the New Year with fire works and celebration I hope! We obviously wish all of you a Very Prosperous New Year and hope that 2011 will help us all continue on the upward path out of the down economy!

Gale and I flew back to Winnipeg Manitoba just before Christmas to be with one of our daughter Amanda, as our other daughter Karla, is in Ireland working for a year. We also spent some time with my Father, and Gale's Mom, Dad and family just south of Winnipeg. You may ask why go down to the Keys and get away from the cold and snow then fly back into it? I asked the same question and it is kind of obvious what the answer was!! We actually hit a warm spot in the weather while we were there and it got much colder the day we left, so the trip timing was perfect.

I am sitting on the deck with a coffee writing this Blog and must say I feel guilty about the 75" degree temp, no wind, and sun in my face!! Not really!
I talk to "Shorty", who is looking after our house and the Lodge Property, and he tells me that there is already as much snow on the ground as we had all last winter! I know you folks in Minn. and Wisc. are also having good volumes of snow.

I cannot tell you how much that just getting away for a little while each year seems to rejuvenate you and give you the urge to get back to the Lodge and get going on the projects that we are planning for this spring! We have an aggressive dock change that we are working at and many improvements to the detail in some of the cottages. Our carpenter, Gary, will be busy working on Gale's TO-DO list for me as I am not the finishing carpenter he is, and I am much more comfortable with a chain saw in my hands. We are also looking forward to the totally new fleet of Electric Start Yamaha Outboards that are being delivered to the Lodge this spring. George and I will be busy also, as usual, raking and getting all the necessary lines and pumps etc. hooked up for your arrival.

We hope you have had time to read our Christmas letter online and if you have not please go to our web page @ and read it for yourself. You may find your own picture in the letter and will undoubtably find some interesting reading! I hope that you see that the rate schedule was virtually untouched and that we are going beyond the extra mile to make your Vacation to Rainbow Point Lodge as cost effective as possible without cutting corners in quality and your experience. Please consider this as one of your plans for this coming summer. We will be celebrating our 27th. year at the Lodge and do not see any slow down in sight. As long as we have the support of our loyal friends and guests and the many new people that enjoy our hospitality for the first time, we will continue our effort.

I hear Gale getting up now so I must go for another cup of coffee and get the day started as it is 8:30 anyways! With company in from Canada we have had a few lazy mornings. Just thought I would bore you with a small update and will do so in the near future. Next blog I will show you some pictures of our fishing adventures