(Lake Vermillion Beach Scene)
(Super Hero Sand Castle with Moat)
(Beeper's Catch of the Day)
(Vanilla Vodka Lemonade with a View and Lake Shoreline)
(Running Jump from the Dock)
(FlipFlops and Beach Grass)
(Sandcastle City and Mr Floatie)
(Blue Skies and Lake)
(Rolling Down the Hill)
(Kid's Craft Play Boat)
(Flying a Kite)
(Best Friends on the Boat)
(Prosecco on the Porch)
Some photos from our now annual summer's-end week at Ludlow's Island on Lake Vermillion in the northern reaches of Minnesota. Ludlow's is the perfect blend of old authenticity and natural beauty paired with just a bit of luxury. And the staff there are lovely--doing the little extra that makes it all work (like boating over a bottle of maple syrup to the cabin in the morning when we had hot pancakes ready but discovered we had no syrup to go with them).
It is a full week of swimming, lounging outdoors all day, dinners at a picnic table overlooking the lake at sunset, s'mores in the fieldstone fireplace each night, and just the right amount of activity and doing nothing for big and little people alike. This is our third year at Ludlow's and we will probably go back every year now for the rest of our lives--starting our own family tradition. Oh, and if you are really into the photos, there are more here for you to check out.