Located in the heart of the Hiawatha National Forest midway between Manistique and Munising at the junction of Thunder Lake Road and Foote Lake Road.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

2017 Spring Greetings from Burson's Delta Resort



We are anxiously awaiting the snow to melt in places, the roads to dry out, and warmer temps to arrive; then we can say spring has arrived!

It was quite a fall for us after we had a busy summer of 2016.  In September, we started making trips every three weeks to either Rochester or Maplewood, Minnesota, for Ted to receive chemo for a couple of small spots below his windpipe due to the prostate cancer.  We could stay with a good friend's son who lived there, so we would go the day before he would get his “poison” as he called it, and then drive home 8 hours the next day.  We had good weather and then the last scan in January showed no cancer…..GOD IS GOOD!!

Also in December, we saved a trumpeter swan from the icy lake and it didn’t fly away with the others.  After getting it up the hill from the lake (me pushing Ted), it spent the night in our downstairs bathtub.  It was so weak.  We finally found a vet at KI Sawyer who would look at it as she thought it had lead poisoning.  What a wonderful place!  They did x-rays and sure enough, he was full of lead.  They doctored him and just last week he was taken to Iowa to a rehab facility.  Mr. Hisser (as Ted called him) will be a foster father with the cygnets there, as he has heart trouble from the effects of the lead and would not survive back in the wild.  We wondered about his mate (as they mate for life typically), and sure enough, last week she returned (Ted could identify her) with a new mate. 

Other than those two events, we enjoyed all the family again for Christmas here.  Brandon is working and snowmobiling when and wherever he can.  He and some friends were up to the UP several times this past winter.  Colby is a freshman at Iowa State and just finished Spring football and is working hard on his Agricultural Engineering degree.  Wyatt is a freshman at UW Stevens Point and loving the musical theater program.  He had one part in a play…he was a corpse.  Gotta start somewhere!  Hannah is a junior in high school and is doing great with her studies.  She played volleyball and basketball and got several UP honors.  Dalaney is in 4th grade and was the manager for Hannah’s basketball team.  She loves to read and she is growing up fast.  She has her own sketch book and does a lot in that.  Scotty is in 3rd grade and is still bowling and participating in karate.  They are busy families!

We will be starting our 55th summer at the resort.  We have so many fond memories.  Keep in touch if you don’t plan a trip our way.

Ted and Louise

Monday, January 23, 2017

Delta Resort layout page just added!

If you are wondering where things are at the resort, like where your cabin is in relationship to the campfire, the lake or other cabins, just look over to the right under pages and click on "Delta Resort layout".  This will show you a map. 

Monday, April 20, 2015



2015 Spring Greetings from Burson’s Delta Resort

Hello to all from the Bursons!  First let me apologize for the lateness of our Spring letter.  Usually I have it mailed by the middle of March or at least the first of April, not so this year.  Let me explain!

We had all the family here for Christmas.  It started out with 2-1/2 days without electricity due to a widespread snowstorm.  We managed with the gas cooking stove, the generator, the cold temperatures which kept the food safe, and the boys getting water from the lake by the dock to use to flush toilets.  Needless to say, EVERY ONE of the 11 here (plus Brandon’s girlfriend) were happy to see the Alger-Delta trucks repairing the lines.  We DID have fun….played games, visited (not by texting) and just enjoyed each other’s company and what the “olden days” were like.

In March we took our annual trip to Iowa to see Dana, Jim and the boys and also to work at the Walcott Lions fish fry.  We always get to see our old friends and students from when we lived there.  After a week in Iowa, we drove to Florida and stayed with friends on the Gulf side where they stay at Homosassa Springs.  They took us all around the area!  We took a pontoon ride to see the manatees, ate fresh shrimp, went to Tarpon Springs for a trip out into the Gulf for shell looking, and of course took in Greek food.  We also visited a high school friend of Ted’s in Ocala and our former minister and his wife from Walcott in Apopka.  The weather was great (a little warm at 91° one day) but they can keep the traffic there!  We left there and spent time in Savannah, Georgia and had a lovely time visiting the historic places, and then went to visit friends in South Carolina and North Carolina and on to Ted’s sisters in Indiana before returning to reality and SNOW in the UP.

We were home less than a week when I got mixed up with a throw rug in the garage, fell down on the cement, scraped my arm on the wood step and ran my bottom teeth through my bottom lip!  Had to go to the ER for stitches but I’m thankful it wasn’t any worse.  Before Easter, Ted developed sinus congestion after a couple of migraine headaches and had blurred vision in his right eye.  So, another trip to the ER, then the eye doctor, and finally up to Marquette for a brain MRI.  They found no reason for the eye trouble but pressure from his sinuses.  He still isn’t up to par and is trying to get his strength back.  If you know Ted, he’s the Energizer bunny and this is not easy.  The doctor says it’s a virus and it has to run its course….it’s not running fasting enough for Ted!

That brings us to the middle of April.  We are “thinking” about summer and have been getting reservations.  I’m not sure how we are going to do everything this summer, but we will sure try.  We will be starting our 53rd season with the first 18 years here with Ted’s parents in the summer.  After they were gone, the last 35 years have been just us.  The girls and families help out when they can, but they are all busy with jobs, school and activities too.  We’ll be rounding up a couple of the grandsons to get things jump started at the end of May, so that will help!

We’re looking forward to seeing you if we’re in your plans.  If not, God’s blessings on you and your families!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Look at this beautiful scenery...recognize Foote Rest?



Yes, it's as beautiful in the winter as it is in the summer!

It's been FREEZING here!

Winter, snow, COLD temps have been the trend here in the UP of MI.....the resort is covered with snow, even though Ted blows the driveway out, at least to the workshop. It is a winter wonderland and so silent outside. We are doing the usual winter jobs....he's working now on his Model A. Good thing we have a heated garage here at the house. I'm cleaning, sorting, purging, etc. Have read some good books I received for Christmas, and that's about it. We'll seriously start thinking about summer about April. I'll be getting a "Spring letter" out. Hope all are having a warm winter!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Happy Holidays from Delta Resort!  All the family is here to celebrate with us and we've had a ball.  There's about 10 inches or so on the ground at the moment.  Brandon (Dana and Jim's 19-y/o as of TODAY) brought 2 friends with him and their snowmobiles all the way from Iowa, and they've been sledding non-stop since the arrived.  We have a lot more snow here than they have there.  We have 27 turkeys that Ted is feeding over the winter and the kids enjoy watching them come up the trail.  The pileated woodpecker has been eating our suet too.  I think the kids are going to head to Thunder Bowl today when the 3 boys get back with their snowmobiles so they can pull the kids up the hills after they sled down.  They'll have a ball!  Wishing you all a happy, healthy New Year!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The fishing is good these days, but the gnats are terrible!  A tip for you; Bath and Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar works well for these.  The weather has been cool, only reaching into the 50's for the most part.  Be sure to go to the right hand side of this post, scroll down and click on "Today's Weather" to see what's in store for you before you come.  It's usually pretty accurate!