fragile existence [deleted] 5:26am, 30 March 2010
So... we have talked about this a few times already. :)
If you have no idea what I am talking about, keep reading.


This summer, my family cabin is going to go unused. I thought of offering it up for a possible retreat location - a weekend away of drinking, laughing, shooting, and whatnot. :) YAY!

Our cabin is just north of Ely, Mn on garden lake. We have boats, canoes, kayaks, at our disposal. Also, we have direct water access to the BWCA - although a day pass will have to be purchased if you wish to enter for whatever reason. :) Be warned- it is a CABIN. Not a lake home. haha. Seriously.

I thought it would be AWESOME to have a weekend of DPGers hang and utilize the TONS of shooting opportunities. Of course, I will be hosting,


Anyone interested? :)

ETA: I have sleeping space for up to 12 people. Anyone is free to come and pitch a tent, if you prefer.
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JustinSinks 8 years ago
That sounds like fun to me!!
enchanted afternoon [deleted] 8 years ago
I'm IN!
enchanted afternoon [deleted] 8 years ago
I don't drink though. But I promise I won't be a party pooper! I'll party harder than anyone! And that's a fact!
enchanted afternoon [deleted] 8 years ago
In fact...can I just live up there the entire summer? :-D
hypnotic month [deleted] 8 years ago
OMG This sounds funnn!! I would like to come along! I can't do a tent, though....too scary. :\ There was this one time, at camp...
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Akatzmarkphotography 8 years ago
I would! You KNOW it.. Do we have to pee in the woods?
enchanted afternoon [deleted] 8 years ago
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Haha! You were in BAND camp, weren't you!? :-P

Not only pee, but the deuce too. ;)
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Beer, Ely, BWCA, cameras. I am up for this.
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depending on the date chosen I would be in....
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manley.josh 8 years ago
i will already be in the BWCA in late May! This would be a blast though, keep me posted on the dates.
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Josh, who are you kidding? You have never left the city...
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manley.josh 8 years ago
thats not entirely true...i went to stoney/stony point...once.
nostalgicearth 8 years ago
In!
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HBRstudios 8 years ago
Possibly
fragile existence [deleted] 8 years ago
@Ariel we have an outhouse and composting toilets. srsly. My parents are freaking hippies. :)

But you can pee in the woods if you feel so inclined. Or do whatever else you wish.....(not going there.)
timescapephoto 8 years ago
In! (day trip though)
nostalgicearth 8 years ago
When? I'll be in Akaska the 2nd half of July.
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mb_wen 8 years ago
Oooooh... need dates though, pesky job...
fragile existence [deleted] 8 years ago
I will throw some dates together and we could discuss this more tomorrow?

Shot right off the dock. :) (I am a suck landscape photog, people. You get the idea!)

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There are no babies in that shot....
8u11y 8 years ago
Not that I can see......
Care17Bear 8 years ago
Oh, that is beautiful Sarah! I have never been up in that neck of the woods. Wishful thinking that I could join you all but that won't happen unless someone would be so generous and offer to milk my goats! Can't wait to see pictures!
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mb_wen 8 years ago
If you squint, the clouds could look like something...
Amanda~Christine 8 years ago
In! In! In! The sooner we figure out dates the better so I can secure time off from work...
finally a DPG thing in my back yard, what's the fire number and the date!
fragile existence [deleted] 8 years ago
So we are looking at either the 18th of june (that whole weekend) or the second weekend of july. I most likely will be going thursday to monday. Feel free to choose any of those days to stay and play.

We do have electricity for chargers, etc. Let me know if you have any other questions!

:)
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JustinSinks 8 years ago
June!!!!
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If you do the 18th I'll probably come up for Friday night and go home Saturday afternoon since that Sunday is Father's Day.
AG3NCY 8 years ago
can i go?
enchanted afternoon [deleted] 8 years ago
Do you have a sauna? Damn...I miss having access to a sauna. If you do, can I set up a little bed and just live in there forever? :)
I told my wife, she was like YEAH! We would bring our tent, it sleeps 6-8 three room tent. We could have howelings. We do it here when we get several (5-7 people) you need that many to make the voices of your own pack (of wolves) and then you wait for a reply...it is so cool! We have two wolf packs around us all the time. And we'll check on the Aurora scene, maybe God willing we can have Northern Lights!
Let us know what you need us to bring, since we are so close (less than an hour away) we can throw everything into the trailer and viola..instant party!
Amanda~Christine 8 years ago
Right now I can get either weekend off of work so just let me know. I think I'd rather go in June (the sooner the better!)
8u11y 8 years ago
I'm getting married the 2nd weekend in July and my lady would be pissed if I missed it. I go with June.
fragile existence [deleted] 8 years ago
We'll go with the June weekend. More dates may be announced later. :)
We shall see how everyone behaves, first. Ha.

Because it is fathers day, I will probably cut it short on Sunday. Like I said, I'll be there on Thursday and stay till then, at least.
Parking space is limited and if you can carpool, awesome.


Please add your email if you'd like to be added to this weekend. As much as I love y'all, I am keeping the location/directions private. :)


Jason, yes, we have a 100 yr old finnish sauna and a hottub on the property. Woot!
Jay's Photography PRO 8 years ago
I love camping!!! That sounds like a blast!!!
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JustinSinks 8 years ago
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My wife and are coming! Come Hell or High Water ! Our tent sleeps 6 so bring a bag and a pillow! The tent has 2 rooms for sure, with dividers. I haven't had it out since last summer, so I can't remember exactly. We shot the Aurora Borealis tonight for the past 2 hours! Wow, got some good shots and some bad :?(
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AG3NCY 8 years ago
jason.larkin34@gmail.com
nostalgicearth 8 years ago
nostalgicearth@yahoo.com
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Amanda~Christine 8 years ago
ackortuem@gmail.com
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duluthiscool 8 years ago
bummer. as i recall, you suggested two dates that were immediate conflicts...

1) homegrown
2) grandma's marathon

grrrrrr...
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Grandmas Marathon sucks anyways. Too many tourists.
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JustinSinks 8 years ago
?? Homegrown is May 2-9, grandmas is one day. DO IT
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K. Praslowicz 8 years ago
One man see tourists, another sees a gluttony of photography fodder. I kind of wish I didn't have out of town obligations that weekend this year.

Daddy, did u pee your pants? by K. Praslowicz
fragile existence [deleted] 8 years ago
Nice. :)

So, I'm going to be sending out directions, instructions, and general orders a little closer to the date. Yes, the SAME date. Sorry, Rich.

Feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns, etc.

I am looking forward to this!
enchanted afternoon [deleted] 8 years ago
Hey, Sarah...can you send me your email again and I'll send you my email. I like to keep my email off the pages of the internet. :)
Yeah...you're always tardy and I'm just stupid and accidentally delete important information before writing it down. And SAUNA?!?! Holy crap. I promise I'll bring a large towel for when I get naked so as not to make anyone feel embarrassed. :)
enchanted afternoon [deleted] 8 years ago

That's hilarious! haha!
Kuri-Kara 8 years ago
If there's still space, I'd be interested in going, though I will need to carpool with someone.
fragile existence [deleted] 8 years ago
SO I totally hate to do this, but I am going to have to cancel for that weekend.

:|

I will look at what's going on the rest of the summer and if you guys have suggested dates, that would work, throw them at me please!
I still plan on this happening at some point this summer. Just can't do it that weekend.

Sorry.
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