Roy and girlfriend Roxanne got a really early start on the drive from Chicago and arrived in time for lunch. As this was Roxie's first trip to the UP, a pasty was mandatory for her first Yooper meal. Once suitably fortified, we immediately set out on the lake for another pike hunting expedition.
Not sure if Roxie was quite prepared for the shock of a
It didn't get warmer as the sun went down.
We tested the new net - hand delivered on an emergency shipment from Berwyn...
... and rid the lake of a few more pike.
Suitable for a fine dinner of salad, rice pilaf and our go-to recipe of pike saute'd in tarragon, garlic, and wine.
After dinner, we finally managed to get a bonfire going with the help of a little "Boy Scout Juice". It was quite an exciting start to the fire. I never liked the hair on my left forearm anyway.
Roy, having just been notified of passing the bar exam after graduating from law school last spring, finished the day with the traditional fire ceremony. Here he purges himself of the last vestiges of academic life by tossing a representative textbook into the fire.
The day was a successful and suitable introduction to Shag Lake for Roxie.