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We had several families up enjoying Thanksgiving at the Cliff.  The Dovre family from Eau Claire enjoyed quiet time with their college age kids in the woods.  After visiting the resort only in the summer and fall months with the rest of the Paulson family it was fun for them to be up here in the snow for Thanksgiving.  They wanted to wish a happy Thanksgiving for the rest of the family including Grandma and Grandpa, Wayne and Nancy Paulson


The Kischel’s from Wausau also enjoyed a few quiet days before their kids joined them for a big turkey feast.


Over Thanksgiving the lake opened up a little in places.  I am sure it will be frozen over again before long.


It amazes me all the time how the view so quickly changes at the lake


Mack had one of his first returning friends come back to the resort to play with him.  Daisy and Mack spent a week chasing each other in September and picked right up where they left off.  Daisy is much faster than Mack and smokes him around the yard getting to the stick way ahead of him


He has the weight advantage and if he cuts the corners a bit he can sometimes catch Daisy


Better luck next time Mac, she beat you again


You could tell it was getting a little colder around the resort over Thanksgiving.  The winter hats and gloves were spotted around the resort.  We ended up with a full house for the weekend with folks enjoying time with a family and a few hunters still trying for the big buck.  Military folks are allowed to shoot a doe and we had a nice big doe taken across the road from the resort this weekend.


Table set for a wonderful Thanksgiving meal in Birchwood


Al and Roberta enjoying the holiday and waiting for Tommy to put down the camera for everyone to eat.


This year the lake was still open, some years it is froze over by Thanksgiving.  How do you wear off a big Thanksgiving meal?  A little fishing from shore.  Tommy was trying for the fish of 10,000 casts


Al hit his 10,000th cast and brought in this small muskie.  Even a small Muskie has him grinning from ear to ear and wishing Jimmy a happy Thanksgiving back in Chicago.  Only a few months and 9,999 casts til the next muskie in May.  I think the next one will be a little bigger, either way it was fun for Al to catch one last muskie for the season

Muskie fishing, warm hats, beautiful table, pumpkin bread and family (minus Jimmy and Tina) Thanksgiving does not get much better than at the Cliff