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First Mille Lacs Trip Ever...Awesome Experience


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Did not realize there was a Muskie Tournament at Mille Lacs this weekend, and a lot of other activities going on at the Lake. My wife and I decided to run away from the kids for a couple of days...got a babysitter and went up to Mille Lacs Friday night about 8:00 pm. Spur of the Moment thing...nothing planned.

Arrived about 10:45 pm, went to the Casino for about an hour and a half. Decided to go to the hotel to see if they had any rooms. Nothing there, drove to Econo Lodge, no rooms. Drove back to Eddy's Resort, the nice young lady at the counter said they didn't have any rooms, but she took the time to call McQuiod's Inn...2 Whirlpool Rooms avaliable. Gave us directions and we arrived at McQuiod's Inn, checked in. The young lady at the counter said since it was now 12:45 am, regular rates are 129.00 per night for the whirlpool rooms, but she will give it to us for 89.00. Went to our room, I played with the whirlpool for about an hour, since I knew I was not gonna have time the next day...Always wanted to go to a hotel with a whirlpool suite but always too expensive. Next day woke up at 6:00 am called around for some boats to rent...none avaliable...Called Eddy's(no longer rents boats...gave us refferals), McQuiods Inn told us to check with Dickies...2 boats avaliable...she reserved one for us.

Went out on the water...very windy and very high waves. 12:00 pm we went to lunch at Izaty's, Awesome staff and food was good too...very nice people. Went back to Dickie's got in our boat caught 1 walleye (10 inches, 10 2-3 inch perch)--Finally caught a fish. Since I knew nothing about the lake, about 2:30 pm I decided to get a launch...called around not many avaliable. Izaty's and Eddy's were all booked...so we went out on the Dickies launch at 6:00 pm.

No fish but overall an awesome experience.

The purpose of this post is to say "Thank You" to all the nice people who we ran into.

Instead of just saying 'sorry can't help you', they took the time and effort to give us refferals, some even took the time to call for us. I really appreciate it so much...for making what could have been a disatrous weekend, and awesome weekened. Too bad the fish weren't as nice.

After this experience I plan on many many more trips to Mille Lacs, this time with pre-made reservations in the coming fall and winter.

Don't know if any of the above establishments have representatives that post here...but I just have to say Thanks...to the fine folks above.

[This message has been edited by Mongro02 (edited 08-08-2004).]

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Once again it shows how well the "Golden Rule" works in business. Many times in these situations, even if I don't use their particular service, I "bookmark" businesses for the future, and to spread the word (as you have). If only all businesses knew how valuble good customer service (golden rule) is to there well-being. Congrat's to all these businesses, and more important, the people behind them. You Get It.

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