Everybody I've talked to is asking the same question. Where did the Summer go? It went by awful fast this year!

Before it completely slipped away, I loaded up wife and son and packed the family truckster, and headed out on a vacation.

And I mean we loaded the vehicle! Even though I have an SUV, it still took the cargo container on top to get it all in.

For this trip we needed clothes for a week, fishing equipment, golfing equipment, a grill and a whole bunch of other stuff.

We went on a week long get away to Brainerd, Minnesota. We stayed at a fabulous resort called Cragun's located on huge Gull Lake.

We rented a 19 foot Lund fishing boat all decked out for fishing. And we caught a lot of fish. We kept 24 and released at least 40.

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After three days on the lake and an outstanding fish fry, it was time to put the rods and reels away and get out the golf clubs. My son and I played two times on the beautiful coarse at the resort.

I mentioned taking a grill along. At Cragun's we had what's called a shoreline suite. It includes a complete kitchen and outdoor grilling area.

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Besides cooking a lot of good food, we had plenty of beverages!

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Then after all of this, the fun was capped off with three days at a national drag racing event. We attended the NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. We enjoy Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock.