February 2010

Five Lakes Open All Year—The picture above is from the Cowabunga Trail at Five Lakes Nordic
Looking for a winter break? We have plenty of snow up at Lake Five and a private ski trail.
*Check out the ski trail: http://www.fivelakesresort.com/skitrail.html or here http://fivelakesnordic.blogspot.com/
*Check out the winter cabins here: http://www.fivelakesresort.com/cabin8.html
*And pictures of the trails are at:  http://picasaweb.google.com/dgschupp/FiveLakesNordic?feat=email#5289513471536851346

Limerick Winner!
The winner of our limerick contest is heading to Five Lakes with the family the end of February to see what the place looks like blanketed in white.  I think you’ll love these verses written by Mary McGreevey.

1.
If you want a good reason for bein’
you can’t get much better than ski’in’
So pull up your stakes
Head up to Five Lakes
Sweet trails are what you’ll be seein’.

2.
If you’re looking for something to do
when the winter is making you blue…
Grab skis and some skates,
Head up to Five Lakes
and ski a great trail — or two.

3.
Feeling the winter’s deep chills,
hoping to miss any spills…
I drove without stop
with my skis on the top
to woodsy 5 Lakes of Fair Hills.

4.
Said a skier, next where should I go
For a cabin and finely groomed snow?
Five Lakes! (Thought the skier)
I’ll see birds and a dee-er
But mosquitoes?  Thankfully–No!

5.
Five Lakes in the winter?  It’s true.
Cross-country’s just one thing to do.
In the cabin get cozy,
Let the fire make you dozy,
Then ski a great trail — or two!

Doing the Pelican
We have two more pictures to add to the places that people have been doing the pelican around the world.  Barb and Dave went to Costa Rica with Lisa in January and Anna, who works in the office, is doing the pelican in Malaysia in December.  Send a picture if you have one.  We’re continuing to collect them from the world over and I’m sure Larry is going to do something amazing with the collection one of these days!

Tour de Hoot

We had a great time on the road in the last month. We travelled to Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota and Winnipeg. We met some new folks and saw familiar friends. Thanks to everyone who came to sing with us at the Hootenanny away from home! You can see some photos here:
http://fairhills.wordpress.com/2010/01/09/tour-de-hoot-photos/ or here http://bit.ly/4Y2jBa

Everyone Welcome
Just wanted to send a reminder that we are an inclusive, all-inclusive resort – we like to welcome families of all shapes and sizes. Single parents in particular have noted how much they have enjoyed their annual week in Fair Hills. With all of the kids’ activities, it’s a great way for everyone to get a break – yet meet up for each meal! http://www.fairhillsresort.com/

Bring a book, Read a book
We’re not looking for public library standing but we’re always pleased to see guests share their favorite vacation reads. So if you have a book you want to share, please bring it and leave it in your cabin. While you’re here you may find books in your cabin or definitely in the lodge that we encourage you to take home.  Dan and I just got back from our vacation and both read The Art of Racing in the Rain.  You’ll never look at your dog the same after reading this very touching story!  The whole Kaldahl family is hooked on books by Bryce Courtenay with our favorite being Brother Fish.  If the winter nights are still long, check these out!  If you have a special book you love, send me an email and we’ll keep a list of favorite reads handy!

Stay in touch!  Beth