In September 1993 four generations of the Travis family gather to celebrate the 80th birthday of their matriarch Isabelle. Reflecting on their experiences at the rustic family cabin set on a lake in the Chippewa National Forest they talk of fishing for walleye cooking the perfect beef roast pulling pranks making love and living life abundantly over eighty years.
Simultaneously heart-warming and heartbreaking the stories told by Isabelle her daughter Ruth and her grandson Eddie slowly unwrap secrets long held secrets long hidden deep in the Minnesota North Woods.
Come home with the Travis family and listen in as they tell you about everything from the hardships of building and maintaining a cabin to the colorful characters ringing Lake Dunbar to the bittersweet pleasure of changing traditions.
Elliott Foster is the author of several books short stories and essays. He co-wrote the memoir Retrieving Isaac & Jason and has had works published in The Huffington Post and The Daily Journal of Southern California. Elliott grew up vacationing in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area the hill country of southeast Minnesota and at a beloved cabin in the Chippewa National Forest which have all inspired his writing. He currently resides in St. Paul with his family.