The Robin Eggs in the nest under the Old Town Canoe successfully hatched. The 4 baby Robins are getting big and look as if they are ready to leave the nest any day.
We had great weather for our 1st Crazy Loon Thursday Evening Paddle of the 2013 season. A total of 28 boats including (1) canoe and (2) tandem kayaks launched at the boat landing on Sailor Creek Flowage. A special thanks to Sue and Cindy for hosting the after paddle picnic complete with campfire and grills.
The light mist did not dampen the spirits of the 42 riders who took part in the 1st annual Czech – Slovak Festival Tour de Kolacky bike ride. In fact, the enthusiastic riders looked at it as a cooling mist. No one got overheated. Many of the riders warmed up in the Hot Tub at the Phillips Community Pool after the ride and enjoyed the other Czech – Slovak Fest activities.
Congratulations to Bill and Jim, winners of the Bike Drawing sponsored by the Flambeau Hospital and Marshfield Clinic.
The extended weather forecast looks good for the first annual Tour de Kolacky bike ride on Saturday, June 15th. Get those registrations turned in or post marked today, Saturday, June 8th to save $5.00. Remember, every registered rider has a chance to win 1 of 2 Trek Bikes.
The first Crazy Loon Thursday Evening Paddle of the 2013 season will be Thursday 6/13 on Sailor Creek Flowage. A great place for paddling and wildlife viewing. We will have grills available after the paddle so bring what you want to eat and drink. The weather forecast says partly sunny and temps in the 70′s. Can’t wait!
Download Printable 2013 Paddle Schedule Here
Pictures from our 2011 Sailor Creek Paddle:
The first annual Czech-Slovak Tour de Kolacky bike ride is only (2) weeks away and preregistration ends on June 8, 2013. Remember, in addition to the meal, commemorative water bottle and use of the Phillips Community Pool, each registered rider has a chance to win (1) of (2) new Trek Bikes made possible by Flambeau Hospital and the Marshfield Clinic. . Download a printable registration form and register today.
After the downpour, the rain stopped just in time for the beginning of Girls Night Out in Phillips. Girls of all ages filled the streets and shops and a fun time was had by all.
A friend told us about a small secluded lake in the area and recommended we check it out. She said we may even get a chance for a close look at a swan. The clouds cleared out at noon and we had the rest of the day to ourselves so we headed out to find this treasure in the northwoods. First there were two swans, than eight, than TEN! They were beautiful. Seeing them take to flight was a thrill. We also spotted a Bald Eagle keeping a watchful eye on it’s nest and a goose in the thick weeds, apparently tending to her nest. We heard a Loon and a Sand Hill Crane in the distance and on our way out, what we think was a Beaver, slipped into the tall grass at waters edge. The lake was a real find that we plan to visit again.
Phillips is the place to be Thursday evening, May 30, 2013. GIRL”S NIGHT OUT starts at 4:00 PM. Be sure to stop by The Crazy Loon for Amazing In-Store Specials and Free Shot with purchase!