Greetings to Our Muskie Bay Family!
“Celebrating 16 years here
at Muskie Bay!” 2012 turned out to be another Great
Season. As most of you know, the fall is our quiet time
here at the Bay, when we look back and reflect on the
summer, the great memories made, and those guests who make
our job so easy! Rennie got to go both Bear and Moose
hunting up north, he came home empty handed, but well
rested after spending time with the guys. I think we can
title this year, “The Year of the Children” We had
several weeks where we had 30 plus kids in the fishing
derby, sandcastle contest, and scavenger hunt. This helps
prove that we are truly a “Family Vacation Place”.
Earlier this spring, John Hafner passed away at the age of
99. Many of you will remember John, doing what he did
best, catching walleye and cutting our grass. Sitting on
the Liars Bench telling tales of the good old days with
our guests help pass the hot afternoons too. I believe he
was here for over 30 years.
This June 12th, our 2nd granddaughter was born, Julianna
Marie Vlietstra. Big sister Alexandria, truly enjoyed the
Bay this summer, swimming and playing on the beach! Our
annual fireworks, started by Carlos Mendes several years
ago, were fantastic again this summer. Carlos parents
joined us this summer all the way from Brazil, to spend an
enjoyable family week here at the Bay. Our new trampoline
held up, giving the kids a lot of fun, jumping and
playing, as the last one was worn out! Monday’s pot-luck
suppers were once again fantastic, with more guests coming
out every year, to share a dish and friendship. The Snack
Bar was kept busy, filling our guests with breakfast and a
steady flow of coffee. Breakfast often included fresh
walleye, and fish stories!
This summer was once again great for those guys fishing.
The Bass & Walleye were plentiful. Long-time guest
Dave Whitton had 4 muskies in one day, and won the Rice
Lake Big Fish Competition. Catching a Muskie here at the
Bay, it seems like the entire camp goes down to the docks
to take pictures, see how much it weighs etc. and get the
story on how, when, and where it was caught. While our
summer weather was perfect, no storms taking any trees
down, or other damage, Super Storm Sandy definitely did a
lot of damage to the eastern states. For us, it basically
meant rain for a week, but for some of our guests, it was
chaos, with no hydro, water, etc. This week, Nov 20th the
sun is shining; the temperature is around 9 degrees,
perfect for those last minute outside jobs we have to do.
Once again, we would like to thank all of you for your
support & kindness, making 2012 another successful
year. We look forward to 2013.
From our Family to you, Merry Christmas, and Many
Blessings for the New Year!
Rennie & Wilma
Heather, Charlene, Daniel, & Yvonne
John 15:5 I am the vine, you are the branches. He who
abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without
Me you can do nothing.