July 25-06

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2006: July: July 25-06
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Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Tuesday, July 25, 2006 - 07:07 am:

Troy and Cathy Westcott are well used to entertaining a variety of visitors at their restaurant, but most of them arrive by boat, car or snowmobile. Looks like they might have to add airplane fuel to the GAS sign on the dock, if this becomes a pattern. I don't know the complete story behind the trio of float planes Cathy captured with the click of her shutter, but it seems they did a "fly in" for a luncheon date at the Season's Restaurant in Lac La Belle. Sure gives a whole new meaning to the phrase, "Drop in for lunch". I wonder how many eateries can boast that they're reachable by land, lake or air?

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Tuesday, July 25, 2006 - 07:49 am:

Actually Mary, there are a few places in the Boundary Waters that can boast the claim of "land, lake, or air". In some remote parts of Alaska or the Yukon, a lot of places are only serviced by seaplane as they are far from everything......... sounds like a place for me and the good Dr. ;-)

By Uncle Chuck @ Little Betsy (Unclechuck) on Tuesday, July 25, 2006 - 08:01 am:

Great food & lodging and very reasonably priced! Recommend it as a "Must Stop" when traveling the Copper Country. Try their white fish dinner, excellent!

By JanieT (Bobbysgirl) on Tuesday, July 25, 2006 - 08:04 am:

I thought the prices were reasonable and the food is excellent! Great service. What happened to Sandy, the former owner?

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Tuesday, July 25, 2006 - 08:13 am:

I too loved the place, but thought the food was rather expensive for what you got. I think at the time a plain hamburger was $6. That was without fries or anything else. And this was some years ago when a hamburger did no way cost $6. Now that would probably be reasonable. Maybe it's changed since then. I hope so cuz we're planning to stop in and see for ourselves next week.

By CAL, Oshkosh WI (Cal) on Tuesday, July 25, 2006 - 08:36 am:

Timely photo, as we have the EAA Airventure convention in progress here in Oshkosh this week. Temporarily, we are the "busiest airport in the world"! There is a very nice area for float planes on the shore of Lake Winnebago, with an inlet for secure mooring.

By Mary Lou Curtin (Marylou) on Tuesday, July 25, 2006 - 08:55 am:

Cal.....The EAA at Oshkosh is so exciting!!..my husband flew and we enjoyed the "Happening" at the Experimental Aircraft Association airshow... I remember all the folks flying in from all over the world with tents set up with interpreters.....celebrities were just walking around like regular folks....EAA does a fantastic job each year...and the airshows are the best ever......especially the antique aircraft...Hope it is a successful and safe show this year as well.....

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Tuesday, July 25, 2006 - 09:55 am:

Ate there about 3 years ago on our annual color tour. Not only was it peak color, but peak hour! The reflections on the lake were perfect!

By Les Harjala (Harjs) on Tuesday, July 25, 2006 - 10:12 am:

Missed yesterday but we've been living in Oregon for the last 11 years and we call them thimble berries. We got 12 pints last Sunday also. We hope to get that many more this coming weekend. They do have a Salmon berry but it is quite different.

By Renee in AL (Renee) on Tuesday, July 25, 2006 - 10:39 am:

Never been there but did check out their web site. Looks like the lodge/restaurant would be a nice place to stop at. Can anyone tell me the story of all the dollar bills on the ceiling of the store/bar area though?
Best wishes,
Renee in AL

By Alison P (Ricelakealison) on Tuesday, July 25, 2006 - 12:26 pm:

About two weeks ago we were eating at the Harbor Haus when a sweet little yellow plane flew over, circled a time or two and then landed, taxied to the rocks and the couple came in and ate. Had the place buzzing!

As I write this from Oshkosh, the planes are about 1 every two minutes, as I live under the approach to the EAA's landing strips. Sitting on my deck with a cold beverage looking up is a fantastic air show of it own! All three of my teenaged kids are in the mob working to sell ice cream and pop from carts-they work hard but they love meeting the people and the $$ doesn't hurt!

Cal, what is your UP connection?...maybe there is an opening for an Oshkosh chapter of pasty camers....

By Sue (Sussu) on Tuesday, July 25, 2006 - 02:08 pm:

I wonder if she snapped the picture on Sunday. We were enjoying the water in Bete Gris when 3 planes flew over the channel and along the shore towards Betsy.

By Lorelei (Lorelei) on Tuesday, July 25, 2006 - 03:44 pm:

The same planes swooped over Agate Beach and Misery Bay too. That was on Sunday the 16th. Pretty cool.

By Gordon Jelsma (Gordomich) on Tuesday, July 25, 2006 - 04:57 pm:

Ah yes. The price of the coke $1.50, the burger $6.00, the cost to fly in $100.00. The experience - priceless. I had to give up flying a year ago when I switched jobs and suffered a decline in income. Boy, this picture reminds me how much I miss it.

By Mary Lou Curtin (Marylou) on Tuesday, July 25, 2006 - 06:24 pm:

Gordon....How much would it cost you to drive from your home to Lac La Belle..round trip.. @ 3.10 per gal for gas......plus you'd have to stay overnight in a motel so $100 sounds pretty reasonable ...would save lots of time, too...I do not have a clue as to cost of aircraft fuel or what they use...

By Cotton (Cotton) on Tuesday, July 25, 2006 - 08:57 pm:

No clue!!! Dibba!!!! WOW!!!!

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Tuesday, July 25, 2006 - 09:30 pm:

Wyvin ensimmäinen lta kaikki, eräs lentokone on ei kaasu veturi. Lentokones käyttää polttoaine että on ilmailu kaasu tunnettu yhtä Avgas ;)

By tom ghering (Tomgheringtcmi) on Tuesday, July 25, 2006 - 11:11 pm:

I burned 80 octane avgas in my 57 DeSoto, til it burned out the engine.....it was unleaded back then (1960). Not good for the cars of that era.

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Wednesday, July 26, 2006 - 03:07 am:

Wow Sur5er...
You're going to make me work at that!

Wyvin ensimmäinen lta kaikki, ..."
[You got me there!]
Maybe something roughly like this:


"Wyvin(?) ... first of all, some aircraft do not use gas engines.
Aircraft use fuel that is aviation gas, known as Avgas."

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