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 Post subject: Favorite Things!
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2002 2:21 pm 
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List some of your favorite things about Tomahawk. This might help someone else find their own favorite things.


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The beautiful scenery...in particular, riding my bike from Bradley Park to the Falls Inn tavern on a clear fall day. Stop in the tavern for a couple of cold brewskies and down one of their tasty pizzas. Then go across the street to the "falls" and kick back and look at the colorful trees and watch the water come over the rocks while letting
out a couple good belches. Nothin better!


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all the seasons are enjoyable around here i really enjoyed my time at home when i was home on leave had a great time hunting and fishing and going out for breakfast with the guys at the hungry bear


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What's so great about Tomahawk...! It seems to me that even newcomers are considered part of the community. Although many people are "lifers" here I think we are a very diverse community, with many folks, such as my family, coming from other places to make Tomahawk home. From the start I felt welcome and a part of the community.

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I'm a lifetime visitor of Tomahawk, and I'd have to say my favorite thing about the city is the cuties who work at the diner by the old pizza hut. Shew-wee!


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You know, the one with the gigantic pancakes!


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I mean the diner of course.


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Ive just recently moved to the area, Im on the spirit flowage and I love it out here! the fishing is aswome and in town all the people Ive encountred have been very nice and helpfull. I enjoy going to surewood forest resturant and bar Friday nights Ive met a lot of super people and have had a lot of fun. Im single and live alone ( with the exception of my pets) so I look for an outlet on the weekends. Where else would I go in tomahawk to meet people?


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Early August. Late at night. The kids are asleep. Sitting on the dock of a cottage on Deer Lake. Drinking an Expedition Stout from Bell's Brewery. Splitting time watching a lighted slip bobber and watching the skies for the Perseids meteor shower. When life is really good I manage to catch a walleye or two while watching God's fireworks.<p>Jeff

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Oops. I've found that the same thing can be had further North with a lower price tag. The folks are friendly & the jet skis are limited to 11 A.M. to 6 P.M. Thanks for the memories, but in the future I'll be taking the family beyond the Tomahawk area for a vacation. (Hint, Hint.)

<small>[ August 11, 2002, 12:06 AM: Message edited by: Jeff Boettcher ]</small>

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Crushing blows to the ego's of Tomahawkians. Somewhere cheaper and quieter than our fair hamlet? How can it be? Found a place this past week with NO jet skis and the cost for four nights was only $38.00. Sad but true those of us in the beautiful north woods need a vacation spot too.

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Our lake (and I'm not saying which lake, in the Tomahawk area)has rules on jet skiing and water skiing) limited to 10 a.m to 7 p.m. It has been that way for more years than I can remember. Way before jet skiis were invented. Before 10 and after 7 is for the fishermen and those who just want to enjoy the lake. There is nothing like a float around the lake after 7 pm on a pontoon boat without the boat racers, water skiers and jet skies.
I live on this lake and have my vacation paradise year 'round.


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I posted questions on this board looking for such a lake & received no responses. Guess I'll take the hint & take the family further North.

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FYI Jeff, the lakes in the Tomahawk area (I'm sure the one pat lives on is one of them), that have the jet ski ordinances are usually those that don't have much for rentals on them. Most likely no rentals. Have you tried Somo Lake? I don't know what the laws are out there. My get- a-way is a State Forest campground. No running water and no showers doesn't appeal to everyone. So reconsider, please don't take your toys elsewhere to play!! :D

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Deb-
Since we found a great cottage on a little lake & our son caught his first Musky last week when we were staying in the Mercer area, I know we'll be spending a week up there again. We'll still hit Tomahawk. We've had too much fun over the past 12 years to abandon the area. I think your camping approach is probably the way to go.

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Hi Jeff- Why are you so bitter?? We put up with you tourists all summer and try to be more than accomodating.After all, we realy on tourists as a big part of our income. If you don't like it, go somewhere else. I'm sorry, but you have a lot of nerve. I'm glad you're taking your additude elsewhere. God bless and good luck to you.

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Hi Jeff- Why are you so bitter?? We put up with you tourists all summer and try to be more than accomodating.After all, we rely on tourists as a big part of our income. If you don't like it, go somewhere else. I'm sorry, but you have a lot of nerve. I'm glad you're taking your additude elsewhere. God bless and good luck to you.

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Hi Carla-
Why are you so judgemental? From my first post to this topic it is obvious that I love the Tomahawk area. My second post is merely a "tongue-in-cheek" poke for some fun. If you took the time to check out a few of my previous 90-some posts, took the time to figure out where the h--- I'm coming from, perhaps you wouldn't be jumping to conclusions.

By the way did you read my third post, a response to Deb stating I'd still be bringing my family to the area?? Get some insight & info before you start lobbing bombs from the peanut section of a discussion.

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Marty-
You guys are stuck with us. We'll just take Deb's advice & camp to avoid the jet skis. I'm sorry that Carla is either a jet skier or simply misundertood my position.

C.J. fought that 38" Musky like a pro & it was safely released. (The hook fell out while the fish was in the net.) We've "retired" the lure as his momento from the catch.

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That the Musky (38 inches)was a stroke of luck. I have never caught one & we have never really fished for one. The lure used was one that was found by his sister (Kathy) while we where walking the shore of the Flambeau Flowage the day before he caught the fish. It was half buried in the sand, full of tooth marks, with about 6 inches of line attached.

We were on the last full day of our stay at Loon Haven & I decided that we would try something different before we went to the spot were we had good luck with crappies. We tied on that Rapala that Kathy had found, & C.J. trolled while I rowed through a shallow bay we had avoided all week. When that fish hit we were completely suprised & unprepared. If God concerns himself with little things like a kid's fishing dreams, he/she was watching over us that day. No leader, light action rod, spooled with 10# test, yet the Musky was successfully & safely landed. The glow of my son's smile will live in my mind forever.

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Jeff, what a neat story. Our guys never caught big muskies, but we do have fond memories of some whopper bluegills. Regarding the state forest campground, some are on lakes that do allow jet skis, however we've never had a problem with them or skiers in the evening hours. You are right there are some great places in that Mercer/Springstead area, we rented cottages in those areas back in the day, before we lived in the northwoods. Fun times and good memories.

<small>[ August 17, 2002, 07:10 AM: Message edited by: Deb Richardson ]</small>

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