A vacation at Voyageur is a great way to spend quality time together. At Voyageur there are no telephones or televisions in the cabins to occupy your time. Guests can bring their computers to check e-mail but we do not recommend it and the price reflects that. We want our guests to relax and enjoy each other’s company.
Spending time with his kids in the great outdoors is what John Karpicke has been doing for the past fourteen summers. We met John when we were doing the Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel Show years ago and he has been a loyal customer and a great friend ever since. Some of you may remember John’s face from a photo I took of him and his son Jeff last summer at Voyageur.
This year he and his daughter Jennifer came up for a father-daughter vacation and had a great time hiking and fishing. We always look forward to John’s arrival; not just for the chinese food he brings us every year, or the great tip for the staff, but for having the opportunity to visit with him.
The best part of owning and operating a canoe outfitting business is the wonderful people we meet as guests to our northwood’s home. We begin as strangers and then develop a friendship over the years. If a long-time guest has to cancel then we miss them as if they were our own relatives or friends. I know this is the case with our Walleye Wrangler Crew who had to cancel in May because of the fire. It just doesn’t seem right to not have had them as our guests this year.
We value and appreciate each and every one of our special guests at Voyageur. We are thankful for the friendships we have formed and look forward to new ones. We feel blessed to have met so many caring people over the years and hope to have the opportunity to meet many more.