Cascade Lodge said goodbye to our last foreign students on Sunday. Mina was a very nice boy from Egypt who worked in housekeeping and at the restaurant in the kitchen. Johanna and Diana were two lovely girls from Colombia. They shared a room and worked in housekeeping and as servers at the restaurant. Both Mina and Johanna are pre-med and will be doctors in their countries in a few years. All were great kids to have at the resort and excellent workers right up until a few hours before they had to leave.
The leaves along the shoreline and hill sides are at their peak right now and we are completely surrounded in a sea of gold. The fall color season this year happened much later than normal by about two weeks. Many are saying the record warmth northern Minnesota experienced in September had something to with it. Typically by the time everyone comes up for MEA this weekend most of the color is gone, but folks will be delighted to find we still have a lot of great colors left on the trees and vegetation. Matt took this great photo of the Split Rock Lighthouse on his way back from Duluth the other day. Temperatures have dropped quite a bit in October here after our warm September. We even woke up to a couple inches of snow on 10/11. Hopefully things warm up a little soon because there is still good fishing to be had and golf to be played!