Why do we LOVE Bemidji? Everyone has their own reasons, but I’ll share mine. My family CHOSE to move to Bemidji from Minneapolis and we wouldn’t have it any other way. We are able to live on a lake north of town, and pretend we are living at the cabin EVERY DAY. My husband and I both work in an office, both have our own business, and have two kids that are very busy with activities. At the end of the day we can unwind. One favorite choice of our kids is walking down the dirt road to the resort. They have a cute little store where we can buy ice cream or play Foosball. It’s fun to talk to visitors of the resort and find out what stay they came from.
My favorite is getting out on the pontoon for a cruise. The lake is so clean we can substitute a swim for the nightly bath. The loons are always out and an occasional snapping turtle surfaces. Our walk back up the trail to our Log house brings other sightings like lightning bugs, bear tracks or a friend flying over in their airplane.
I have many other stories that take place all over this town, but my best are in my neighborhood in the woods.
~ Sarah Hokuf