Well, we're headed up to the kids' cabin on Turtle Lake in Barnes, WI, this weekend.
It will be a short stay... only two days. But Kathy and I are really looking forward to seeing the kids - son Jon, daughter-in-law Sara, and grandsons, Jackson and Bryson. We haven't seen them since Thanksgiving, so it will be nice to catch up on things, go for a hike and grill some brats.
I might even try ice fishing again. Well, not really. I just get too cold out there and I don't have my ice shack anymore. However, you can bet you best auger that Jon, the boys and I will be out testing the ice.
The last time - Labor Day weekend - we went up to Jon's and Sara's cabin, I suffered a stroke and was hospitalized for 20 days. Thanks to God, great doctors, nurses, family and friends, I'm back to normal.
Meanwhile, anglers are frequenting their favorite ice fishing haunts from sun-up to sundown and beyond. The expected warm-up the next few days will probably bring out even more anglers as they try to find... and catch their favorite fish species.
Look for wildlife to become more active, too.
Until we meet, have a great day outdoors.