I know that all of you who knew our dog, Laddie, were saddened to hear that he passed away in the summer of ’99. As a registered Border Collie, he was bred for heart and courage as well as the working ability of herding sheep. He would put his herding instincts to use when going out with a group of skiers. During the summer, he would herd the campers, especially when they were playing volleyball or soccer. His heart and courage were apparent to everyone throughout the entire year. He was a very gentle, patient dog and especially good with children. The following sentiment, taken from a poster size card given to us by the Spanish campers, sums up our feelings quite well: “I am very sorry about Laddie. The good thing is, he lived a long and happy life.” Yes, he certainly did.
Here is a selection of top photos from over years at Maplelag.
Closing banquet at the Maplelag “parilla” for the first session of the Portuguese language camp, “Mar E Florista”. This was the first year Portuguese was offered through the Concordia Language Villages. Rooms still available for the Laddies Loppet mountain bike weekend. Trail report on the trails page.
On April 25th and 26th, a late season Spring Storm dropped almost 2 feet of snow at Maplelag, burying the cars around Maplelag that were attending a retreat. A few photos around the cabins.