Another night as I was doing dishes in the kitchen, I looked out the back door to see the cutest little mouse scampering around on the outdoor mat. It was dark brown with a bright white belly. I guess growing up on a farm and then moving to the city makes things like mice "cute" to me as long as they are outside. No matter how cute a mouse may be, it was decided by a certain lodge guest that mice did not belong that close to the kitchen and I can safely say that no one will ever see that mouse alive again. No worries, I am sure there are lots more where he came from.
On three or four different occasions deer were seen around the lodge. At one point it even looked as if one climbed up on top of a car, but with further investigation it was found to be standing on a tall pile of snow directly behind the car. You can see one of the deer sightings here in a photo of Drooler that Jenn took. Once a group of deer came up on the driveway, fairly close to the front door. Ioi, Programmer and Emma went out in the cold to investigate while most of the others viewed the deer from behind a large window nearby. I decided to grab a bag of rice cakes and head outside to see if the deer could be coaxed any closer. I know, I know, feeding wild life is not a good idea, but why is it so fun? It was pretty obvious that the deer had been fed before, as they would come within about three or four feet of us to eat the treats we had thrown and then back up. The largest of the deer loved the apple cinnamon rice cakes and ate quite a few before she decided to skedaddle and join the younger two deer who had slowly made their way further and further away.
Leroy, Sjo's youngest, checking out the deer.
Ioi's hubby Programmer with their youngest, Emma.
Well, that concludes the Baker Lake Lodge trip posts. :) Thank you everyone for such a fun time, great company and fellowship, nice Bible readings in Philippians, good food and hard work that went into the fun games and activities that were planned. A big thank you to Sallad and Grace. If it wasn't for Sallad working at PSE, we never would have even heard of or had the opportunity to stay at The Lodge and it is a beautiful location. Thank you for all the hard work everyone put into planning every little detail!