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Welcome to our family’s virtual home.   We are the parents of five grown and three younger children and this is our journal of life and its many adventures.  We currently enjoy life at The Lodge at Steinthal, located in Manitowoc county, Wisconsin.

This website was originally created in 2006 by Dan as a means to communicate with extended family and friends just prior to a family trip to China, with the original plan that the site be a modern-day journal of our family’s daily adventures.  After many years and life transitions, we find ourselves using it as an electronic diary that we we may personally reflect upon as time passes us by.

We have many hobbies, interests and passions.  Some of our favorite things in the world include boating, biking, camping, hiking, beekeeping, ham radio (only Dan though) and popcorn (mainly Natalie).  We always strive to be happy for this moment, because this moment is our life.

Feel free to have a look around and enjoy life from our perspective.

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Nestled away in the remote countryside of rural Manitowoc County about 15 miles from the shore of Lake Michigan, the Lodge at Steinthal was originally built as a family guest home, but eventually evolved into a vacation rental destination that has served as a quiet refuge for hundreds of families from all parts of the United States.  Over the years, we have enjoyed hosting and becoming friends with many of our guests.

The Lodge at Steinthal

The Lodge at Steinthal