Friday, October 27, 2017

Rainy Day Activities For Your Minnesota Resort Vacation

Plan ahead for a rainy day on vacation and you will learn to embrace the occasional rainy day and enjoy your time as a family, no matter the weather. It's a great time for family bonding, especially if you are prepared! ~Bring frozen cookie dough and let your kids bake and decorate cookies ~Make some homemade play dough and site down and get creative as a family ~Bring binoculars and have the kids find tiny things from the cabin window. Winner gets to pick the next item to find. ~Bring a book that can be enjoyed by the entire family and take turns reading aloud. ~If the weather forcast doesn't include thunder and lightning go ahead and take a nice brisk walk along the beach or venture into the woods to explore the area flora. Don't forget to look for worms as you can use them to catch pan fish from the dock. ~Puzzles are always a good stand by when it's raining, little ones might get bored so make sure to pick something that is age appropriate. ~Bring a few of your family favorite movies to watch late in the afternoon, make popcorn and cuddle under the blankets. A rainy day may turn into a cherished family memory!

10 Best Walleye Recipes

If by some miracle you still have some Pelican Lake Walleye in your freezer, here are some of the best recipes we've found! People search high and low for the best walleye recipes. Walleye is one of the most sought after fish because of it’s thick white fillets and minimal cooking to make a delectable meal. Walleye is fished by recreational anglers as well as commercial fisherman because it is so palatable. People enjoy catching walleye, not only because of their elusiveness but also the many ways to cook walleye. The whitefish can be baked, broiled, fried or grilled. Below is a compilation of ten of the best walleye recipes. If you are looking for easy walleye recipes with great flavor you have found the place! CRISPY BAKED WALLEYE Serves 4 Crispy breaded fish without frying! Write a reviewSave RecipePrint Prep Time10 min Cook Time15 min Total Time25 min INGREDIENTS 2 Eggs 1 Tablespoon water 1/3 cup dry bread crumbs 1/3 cup instant mashed potatoes 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 teaspoon seasoned salt 4 (4 oz) walleye fillets INSTRUCTIONS 1. Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet. 2. Beat the eggs and water together in a bowl until smooth; set aside. Combine the bread crumbs, potato flakes, and Parmesan cheese in a separate bowl with the seasoned salt until evenly mixed. Dip the walleye fillets into the beaten egg, then press into the bread crumb mixture. Place onto the prepared baking sheet. 3. Bake in the preheated oven until the fish is opaque in the center and flakes easily with a fork, 15 to 20 minutes. By Fishing In Minnesota - Find more Walleye Recipes Here:

Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary

A great story about the Vince Shute Wildlife Sancuary located in Orr Minnesota, just minutes from Aspen MN Resort! Beguiled by bears In northern Minnesota, the man who loved bears left a legacy for thousands. A bear cub takes refuge in a tree at the wildlife sanctuary. Half a century ago, a Minnesota logger who lived in a forest full of hungry bears decided that if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. By the time he died at age 86, Vince Shute had fed generations of black bears, become best friends with a bear named Brownie and inspired bear-lovers all over the world. Shute wasn't a sophisticated man, but he had a heart. "In 1942, Vince Shute had a logging camp, and it had a cookshack,'' says Bill Lea of the American Bear Association. "The bears would smell those good smells and break into the shack. Now, Vince and his men were afraid of bears, and every time one came, they'd shoot it. He said that over the next 10 years, he killed scores of bears. "So finally, Vince came up with another plan. He thought, 'Maybe if I put food outside the cabin, they won't break in.' Well, it worked. What Vince didn't count on is that he would end up feeding these bears for nearly 50 years.'' Every day, some of the 80 bears in the forest near Orr, just south of Voyageurs National Park, would drop by for a snack, depending on what else they could find in the woods. As Shute aged, volunteers began helping him at his homestead, and in 1996, they built a raised wooden observation deck for the thousands of people who showed up to watch him feed the bears. Today, it's the Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary, where volunteer naturalists Read More:

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

4 Scientific Reasons Vacations Are Good For Your Health

How many times have you wanted to take a vacation but thought, I just have too much to do?
How many times have you complained how exhausted you are but without doing anything about it? How many times have you been frustrated by the long hours you are working, but without giving yourself a rest? According to a recent survey, the average U.S. employee takes only half of their allotted vacation time. Unsurprisingly, they're suffering from being overworked, overwhelmed and overwrought. Read entire article here: