We had the pleasure of meeting our neighbors on Douglas Lake, Mary Green and her son Will; they are wonderful, nice people and if you are lucky enough to go visit them, Mrs. Green will give you cookies :)
They have the original cabin that Art Carlson built on Douglas in 1946 and have kept it in beautiful condition.
"Back from a week in Canada. A quiet week -- just the two of us again. One highlight...7 loons showed up right in front of our door while we were there, and so...mehow figured out how to make a perfectly symmetrical formation with 7. It would have taken me a lot longer to figure it out, but they lingered long enough for me to get the camera. Loons are pretty solitary, usually alone or in pairs until they migrate. The last time we saw this many together was the summer was 1978, at Enid Carlson's wedding at Douglas Lake, right after their vows. Was great to meet Viking Island's new owner, Vito Tarantino, and his wonderful partner Dayle Cottrell. Viking Island is in very good hands!"