Dis is da latest air service to sprout up in Minnesnowta.
Also serving Visconsin, Nort Dekota, and Moontana. Try it - you vill like it.
“If you are traveling soon, consider Lutheran Air, the no-frills airline. You’re all in da same boat on Lutheran Air, vere flying is an uplifting experience. There is no first class on any Lutheran Air flight. Meals are potluck. Rows 1-6, bring rolls; 7-15, bring a salad; 16-21, a main dish, and 22-30, a dessert. Basses and tenors please sit in the rear of the aircraft.
Everyone is responsible for his or her own baggage. All fares are by freewill offering and the plane will not land until the budget is met.
Pay attention to your flight attendant, who vill acquaint you with the safety system aboard this Lutheran Air 599. Okay then, listen up: I’m only gonna say this once. In the event of a sudden loss of cabin pressure, I am frankly going to be real surprised and so vill Captain Olson because ve fly right around 2000 feet, so loss of cabin pressure would probably indicate the Second Coming or something of that nature, and I vouldn’t bother with those little masks on the rubber tubes. You’re gonna have bigger things to worry about than that. Just stuff those back up in their little holes. Probably the masks fell out because of turbulence vhich, to be honest with you, ve’re going to have quite a bit of at 2000 feet, sort of like driving across a plowed field, but after a vile you get used to it. In the event of a water landing, I’d say forget it. Start saying the Lord’s Prayer and just hope you get to the part about “forgive us our sins as ve forgive those who sin against us, vich some people say trespass against us,” vich isn’t right, but vat can you do? The use of cell phones on the plane is strictly forbidden, not because they may interfere vith the plane’s navigational system, vich is seat of the pants all the way. No, it’s because cell phones are a pain in the wazoo, and if God meant you to use a cell phone, He vould have put your mouth on the side of your head. Ve’re going to start lunch right about noon and it’s buffet style vith the coffee pot up front.
Then ve’ll have the hymn sing; hymnals in the seat pocket in front of you. Don’t take yours vith you ven you go or am going to be real upset and I am not kidding!
Right now I’ll say Grace. “Come, Lord Jesus, be our guest and let these gifts to us be blest. Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, may ve land in Duluth or pretty close. Amen.”
Garden Lake Resort
December 2012 Newsletter
As the temperatures drop, black bear in NE Minnesota are foraging for food to build fat to sustain themselves throughout the winter months.In the Ely, MN , residents have reported that bird feeders have been ripped out of trees by the black bear. Another favorite foraging activity for bear is to rip open bags of trash and search the contents for anything edible.During the late fall and early winter, it is best to remove and store bird feeders if you live in an area where bear are populous. Another helpful way to prevent bear damage around your property is to store your garbage in a locked shed and put it out to be picked up as close as possible to trash pickup.Bear throughout the U.S. hibernate on different time schedules, according to bear.org. In Ely, Minn., and areas in the central and western parts of the U.S., bear tend to begin hibernation in September or October. In states in the eastern parts of the U.S., the bear don't usually begin their hibernation until late November or early December. Bear in the southern U.S. may not hibernate at all due to the warmer weather and food available all winter long.During hibernation, the bear go through five different stages.
First Stage The spring until midsummer or fall is the time when the bear are in their normal activity. If food and water are available, the bear will consume about 5,000 to 8,000 calories each day. If they are unable to consumer enough food and water during this time, they will be unable to successfully hibernate in the winter.
If hooking a big walleye while staying at Garden Lake Resort is the plan, spring is generally considered the time to go. While walleye are rather active and generally much easier to find during the spring, it still takes some tactics to reel them in. If the plan is to drop a line, hook a fish and go home happy within a few minutes, chances are disappointment will ensue.
Although springtime is the favorite for walleye fishing, anglers need to keep a few things in mind. Everything from actual weather conditions to location and bait can impact the outcome of a fishing trip. The trick is really gauging the action carefully before picking a spot to stick in.
With an early spring in Ely, what a great time to shed hunt in the Garden Lake wintering area for deer! Shed hunting can be nearly as fun as deer hunting and it gives you an excuse to hit the woods. Finding a shed off a hit list buck will certainly get your blood pumping. Knowing a good buck, or one with potential made it through the season can raise the excitement for next season. Whether you’re an experienced shed hunter or a beginner, there are some shed hunting tips that should make your hunt more successful.
With an early spring in Ely, what a great time to shed hunt in the Garden Lake wintering area for deer!
Shed hunting can be nearly as fun as deer hunting and it gives you an excuse to hit the woods. Finding a shed off a hit list buck will certainly get your blood pumping. Knowing a good buck, or one with potential made it through the season can raise the excitement for next season. Whether you’re an experienced shed hunter or a beginner, there are some shed hunting tips that should make your hunt more successful.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced that gray wolf populations in the Great Lakes region have recovered and no longer require the protection of the Endangered Species Act.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is publishing a final rule in the Federal Register removing wolves in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin, and in portions of adjoining states, from the list of endangered and threatened wildlife and plants.
The Common Redpoll is a circumpolar denizen of the taiga and tundra of the high arctic. They range across the northern reaches of North America, Europe, and Russia. Redpolls are from 5 to 5.5 inches long with a wingspan of 8.25 to 8.75 inches. They are characterized by their red cap, black chin, reddish wash on the breast, pink rump, somewhat forked tail, whitish under parts and overall brownish streaking. Weights range from 13 to 14 grams (0.5 ounce). Redpolls live in high Arctic regions where winter darkness lasts up to 6 months and temperatures plunge well below freezing. Research has shown that Redpolls are able to survive temperatures down to minus 67 degrees C (89 degrees F below zero). How do these little birds survive these harsh conditions? Redpolls have anatomical, physiological and behavioral adaptations that enable them to survive and to thrive in these harsh winter conditions. One of the most important anatomical adaptations that allow Redpolls to thrive in severe cold weather is their esophageal diverticulum, a partially bi-lobed pocket situated in their neck. Redpolls use the esophageal diverticulum to store seeds, especially before nightfall or before a storm. The extra seeds allow them to “feed” while sheltering from the cold. The birds knock seeds from trees, gather the seeds from the ground and store them in the esophageal diverticulum. They then fly to a sheltered spot where they can regurgitate, shell, and consume the seeds at leisure while protected from predators and harsh weather conditions. Behavioral adaptations are also important. Redpolls, as do other species of birds, can fluff their contour feathers to trap layers of air to insulate their body and greatly reduce heat loss. Redpolls will sometimes burrow into the snow to escape especially cold weather.
With the mild winter at Garden Lake, it has been noted that their conversations while eating black oil sunflower seeds is how nice it is to be south in the warm temperatures while on Vacation!
If you enjoy the winter and all the activities of being out in the elements, do not miss the Ely Winter Festival! This is a 10 day event starting February 2, 2012 and ending on February 12, 2012. The focal point of this event is in Whiteside Park where the snow carving takes place. Professional carvers travel from far and wide to take part in this symposium. You will be amazed and impressed as they turn large block of snow into living forms for your pleasure! There is also an amateur showing of smaller blocks with upcoming professional carvers. Mix this in with food, art walks, dancing, and community events and you will have a great winter vacation in Ely. For more information go to www.ely.org and stay at Garden Lake Resort www.gardenlakeresort.com while attending this unique Winter Festival! 855-365-5498
Winter recreation in Ely offers many opportunities but none as exciting as a Day with the Dogs! Mushing down a trail or on the lake, offer amazing sights and sounds in an incredibly beautiful environment, as the dogs work together in perfect rhythm with you in control! You can just ride or mush, fish or snack, you decide. There are half day and full day trips with options of where you can go and what you can do. Bring your own warm winter gear or be totally outfitted for all your needs. Remember to book early and stay at Garden Lake Resort as your base winter lodging location. Let us help you set up your trip and suggest other activities for you as well. Experience the opportunity of a lifetime and check this one off your bucket list!