The boyfriend and I drove a total 13-14 hours between 2 days to reach Mercer, Wisconsin. His grandparents live on Big Martha Lake in the Northwoods. We spent 3 1/2 days there enjoying the pleasant weather and the calm water.
I got to spend my 22nd birthday on the lake. It was nice to relax in a calm environment for a change, rather than out somewhere with a bunch of people - no offense.
We spent a lot of time on the paddle boat. That is until the rudder came unhooked and we couldn't steer anymore. : )
The view from the paddle boat.
Mercer is the Loon capital of the world (or something like that). This is what greets you as you enter the town - a town with no stoplights might I add.
Steven tubed, and his sister skied. I enjoyed riding in the boat or floating around on the giant tube. I prefer to stay out of the water... : / I did get to see the loons, otters, lots of deer, lots of humming birds, and lots of giant mosquitos.
The humming bird is right in the middle (click to enlarge).
I had an amazing time, and I can't wait to go back. It was nice to just relax, pig out on the awesome food, and I even got a little tan. : )