Cook County Citizen of the Year

     We had another fun-filled but busy weekend.  Unbeknownst to Mike earlier this summer I nominated him for Cook County Citizen of the Year.  I was notified last Tuesday that he was indeed selected to receive this award.  It’s a great honor but working around his busy schedule so he could be in Grand Marais to receive the award last Saturday and ride in the parade last Sunday wasn’t an easy feat.

     I wanted Mike to be suprised with the award so I didn’t tell him why I wanted him to go to town on Saturday.  It was a busy day at Voyageur and he saw no reason to go to town.  It was Fisherman’s Picnic weekend and he was content with having me just take the kids in for all of the festivities.  I had Abby ask him to come with us and Josh tell him he would like him to be there but Mike wasn’t budging.  I resorted to an act of being really upset and then finally he caved in and agreed to come with us.

     Mike was pleasantly suprised when he heard his name announced as Citizen of the Year.  Things clicked in his brain and he understood why it was important for him to be there.  He didn’t know how we were going to be able to get away on Sunday to be in the parade, but I assured him it would work out fine.

     Our incredible staff at Voyageur took care of everything while we were away.  Our guests were taken care of and everything ran smoothly.  We are so grateful and thankful for our hard-working staff and it was awesome to be able to enjoy the weekend as a family. 

     We are always hopeful our guests are understanding of the fact we have a life outside of Voyageur.  So many things go on during the summer and there are some things we choose to do that take us away from our work.  Sometimes our guests may not see us at the beginning or end of their trip and we’re thankful for understanding guests. 

     The weekend is over and it’s time to get back to work.  Thanks to everyone who came to see Mike receive his award and to those of you who congratulated him.  He really appreciates all of your support and friendship and is honored to be the Cook County Citizen of the Year.