Monday, January 8, 2018

Quick Vacation Tip: Pack Spice Blends

Planning on doing any cooking on your vacation this summer? Instead of messing with a lot of individual spices, ne easy solution is to pack just a few of your favorite spice blends instead!
~oregano, thyme, rosemary, and marjoram ~half chili powder, equal parts cumin and smoked paprika, and a small amount of cayenne ~cinnamon with a bit of nutmeg and clove. Read entire article here:

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Safe Boating Tips

No matter how much experience you have, it’s always a good idea for everyone to review boating safety rules before departures. Below you will find 10 basic boating safety tips to help you stay safe:
Be Weather-Wise Always check local weather conditions before departure; TV and radio forecasts can be a good source of information. If you notice darkening clouds, volatile and rough changing winds or sudden drops in temperature, play it safe by getting off the water. Follow a Pre-Departure Checklist Proper boating safety includes being prepared for any possibility on the water. Following a pre-departure checklist is the best way to make sure no boating safety rules or precautions have been overlooked or forgotten. Read entire article:


Consider a family vacation that will allow your kids to learn the great sport of fishing. Pelican Lake offers many opportunities for kids to catch fish right off the docks.
While some anglers get their start down this pleasant path on their own (often via magazine articles or books), the statistics show that most lifelong anglers are first introduced to fishing by a mentor—usually a family member. Below are a number of pointers (gleaned from personal experience, advice from others, and dozens of fishing clinics) that should help make the beginner's transition to the sport a smooth and memorable one. While all these principles apply to youngsters making their first cast, most will also apply to neophytes of any age—wives (and husbands!) and grandfathers, too. It's never too late to start! BE PATIENT . . . BE VERY PATIENT! Of all these suggestions, this one may be the most important. The goal of fishing (superceding even the actual catching of fish) is to have an enjoyable time. Unfortunately, anyone fishing for the first time can expect tangles, snags, and lost fish. Realize that these events are likely to occur and take them in stride. Avoid negative criticism, don't raise your voice, and concentrate on covering a few basics while having a good time (and hopefully even landing some fish). KEEP IT SIMPLE! This principle runs a close second in importance....Read entire article here:

Fishing Pelican Lake

Pelican Lake, located in Orr, MN is, another one of the many magnificent bodies of water that make up the gateway to Voyageurs National Park and Northeastern Minnesota. With just under 12,000 acres of accessible water, 54 islands and an average depth of 13.5’,
fishing on Pelican Lake is easy, productive and naturally breathtaking. After the hay day of natural white pine forests were felled, floated and shipped to mills all over the country, Orr, which was located on the main railroad line between Duluth and International Falls, turned to tourism and fishing for its next great legacy. Resorts and businesses began settling in and as visitors started discovering the incredible fishing and outdoor opportunities that the area offered, everlasting traditions were created. On the top of the list of reasons to visit Pelican Lake in Orr, MN is the fishing. Known mostly for its legendary pan fishing, bluegills and crappies, Pelican Lake is also proven to be an incredible habitat for northern pike, walleye and large and smallmouth bass. With an average depth just below 14 ft, Pelican Lakes’ huge expanse of weed beds, rock piles, trenches and sand bars create endless fishing hot spots. Read entire article:

Welcome to Orr-Pelican Lake, Minnesota

Located in northern Minnesota’s Voyageur Country, the Orr-Pelican Lake area offers unbeatable Minnesota fishing and the great northern Minnesota vacations you’ve been looking for! Pelican Lake is well known as one of the best Minnesota fishing lakes. Pelican Lake fishing includes bass, walleye, northern and crappie for serious anglers, and non-stop pan fish action for the kids. You’re sure to land your limit of fun during a stay at one of our northern Minnesota fishing resorts. Nestled on the shores of Pelican Lake, Orr, Minnesota is a charming little community that welcomes visitors with warmth and down-home friendliness. Read entire article:

Friday, November 17, 2017

17 Antique Stores Withing 50 Miles Of Aspen MN Resort

Many of our guests enjoy visiting the Antique stores in the Orr area. There are 17 Antique Stores in or near Orr, Minnesota MN within 50 miles of Aspen MN Resort. Antiques On Howard Antiques On Howard is located approximately 51 miles from Orr. Read more about Antiques On Howard in Hibbing, MN Back In Time Antiques Back In Time Antiques is located approximately 49 miles from Orr. Read more about Back In Time Antiques in Gilbert, MN C T Antiques C T Antiques is located approximately 53 miles from Orr. Read more about C T Antiques in Hibbing, MN D B Enterprises Antiques D B Enterprises Antiques is located approximately 48 miles from Orr. Read more about D B Enterprises Antiques in Ely, MN Funtiques Funtiques is located approximately 22 miles from Orr. Read more about Funtiques in Cook, MN Iron Range Antiques Iron Range Antiques is located approximately 50 miles from Orr. Read more about Iron Range Antiques in Gilbert, MN LIVING IN THE PAST LIVING IN THE PAST is located approximately 53 miles from Orr. Read more about LIVING IN THE PAST in HIBBING, MN No Place Like Home No Place Like Home is located approximately 40 miles from Orr. Read more about No Place Like Home in Internatl Falls, MN Old Village Hall Antiques Old Village Hall Antiques is located approximately 49 miles from Orr. Read more about Old Village Hall Antiques in Gilbert, MN Rat Root River Antiques Rat Root River Antiques is located approximately 25 miles from Orr. Read more about Rat Root River Antiques in Kabetogama, MN Remember When Antiques Remember When Antiques is located approximately 51 miles from Orr. Read more about Remember When Antiques in Hibbing, MN Rummage In The Park Rummage In The Park is located approximately 50 miles from Orr. Read more about Rummage In The Park in Hibbing, MN Snowshoe Second Hand Shop Snowshoe Second Hand Shop is located approximately 54 miles from Orr. Read more about Snowshoe Second Hand Shop in Marcell, MN TRADER CRAIG SALES TRADER CRAIG SALES is located approximately 44 miles from Orr. Read more about TRADER CRAIG SALES in ELY, MN Talk Of The Town Talk Of The Town is located approximately 46 miles from Orr. Read more about Talk Of The Town in Chisholm, MN Treasurers & Trinkets Antiques Treasurers & Trinkets Antiques is located approximately 38 miles from Orr. Read more about Treasurers & Trinkets Antiques in Internatl Falls, MN Treasurers & Trinkets Antq Treasurers & Trinkets Antq is located approximately 36 miles from Orr. Read more about Treasurers & Trinkets Antq in Ranier, MN

You Don't Have To Go To Iceland To See The Aurora Borealis

Many people choose their vacation destination on where the best spots to view the Northern Lights are? Did you know... that if conditions are just right, you can see the aurora borealis here in Minnesota? Although the northern lights are normally only visible at very high latitudes in places like Alaska, Canada, and Iceland, on extremely active days the auroral oval expands to more southern latitudes. The Space Plasma Physics Research Group at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis created this web site to share the beauty of the northern lights with you. This site features photographs of the aurora borealis taken in Minnesota by Professor John Winckler, as well as links to other aurora images on the WWW. We have also included information on space weather forecasts, and lists of resources essential for every aurora watcher. Visit our Aurora Gallery to see examples of what the aurora borealis looks like when it is visible in Minnesota. The Aurora Gallery features photographs of the auroral borealis taken by University of Minnesota Professor Emeritus John Winckler. Dr. Winckler received his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1946 and is an expert in the field of space physics - the study of Earth's magnetosphere, the solar wind, and the aurora. The photographs were taken by Dr. Winckler at the O'Brien Observatory located in Marine-on-the-St. Croix, Minnesota. The O'Brien Observatory is maintained by the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities Department of Astronomy. Read the entire article here: