We have just over one month left in our season. We’re starting to get a little sad! Madden’s is not only a job we come to each day, it is our passion! For me, Madden’s main blogger, this summer was just plain fun! I got to do nearly everything around the resort plus some! I’ve flown in two airplanes (a seaplane and a biplane) in my short tenure as our blogger. I’ve taken gone on the Gull Lake Water Expedition, taken a ranch tour, gone horseback riding and trap shooting. I’ve been able to hone my photography snapping shots of families, kids playing at Adventure Cove, and some awesome landscapes and flowers. There is so much more I”ve done, but I don’t want to bore you. I’ve decided to share some of my favorite pictures and one video to give you a glimpse into my summer as the Madden’s blogger.
A bee enjoyed the Liatris flower even more than I did.
The Seawood family
At Madden's we can make anything happen. A group requested a path of American flags to guide their guests to event destinations.
An immature bald eagle perches outside of its parents' nest.
Herb Garden at The Classic Grill in early summer
Mary Alverson offers Seaplane certification at Madden's. She is pictured with her restored 1969 Piper Super Cub
Our horticulture team works on our newest herb garden at The Classic Grill early this summer
A view of one of the peninsulas in Gull Lake from a seaplane.
Madden's guests enjoying the natural sand beach at the Lodge including water toys at our water park.
A mother and daughter prepare for their ride at the Outback Ranch
The entrance to Madden's
The beach at Madden Lodge
The McManus-Hanson's pose for me at the welcome reception on July 1st.
The Hanson-Syverson family poses in the well-known Madden's chair.
Facepainting at the welcome reception on July 1st.
My biplane ride with Clay Adams of Nostalgic Wings
View of Madden's from my biplane ride
Pottery from local artists are available for purchase at the Stable Gallery
Children play at Madden's waterpark
Brother and sister enjoy badminton at Madden's Tennis & Croquet Club.
By the end of our ranch tour, this little girl had built up the courage to pet a horse for the first time.
Head Golf Pro at Madden's, Glenn Hagberg, talks a young boy through how to swing a golf club his first time.