2010-07-12
BOATING on GRAND LAKE, OKLAHOMA

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Boating on Grand Lake is one of the great pleasures available to you at this favorite Oklahoma resort area. A gathering of boats at many locations around Grand Lake to socialize, swim, sun bathe and party might be your idea of fun in the sun, Maybe you would prefer cruising around on your sea going size boat taking in all the beautiful scenery at different times of the year.  How about sailing?  This is a Grand place for it. There are boats over 50 feet long on this very large lake which has 1,300 miles of shoreline and is about 67 miles long.  No crowding here! Surprised? Yes, that is one reason some say it is Oklahoma's best kept secret. But the secret is getting out. Boating to one of the many restaurants on the water is a relaxing way to spend some time with family and friends. Besides the cruisers there are cigarette boats, speed boats, ski boats, pontoon boats and fishing boats. There are also many marinas all around the lake to keep your boat such as the Arrowhead Marina or Cherokee Yacht Club on Duck Creek to The Landing and Shangri-la Marina on Monkey Island to The Royal Bay or Honey Creek Marina in Grove.. Theres many more too! You may choose to have a home on Grand lake with your own private dock. You can have that here at Grand Lake O' the Cherokees. So, come to Grand Lake and take advantage of all it has to offer and enjoy the good life. See more about Grand Lake on the Official Grand Lake Web Site and for all your Real Estate Needs at Grand Lake, Contact the Get Grand Results Team.

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2010-07-12
BOATING on GRAND LAKE, OKLAHOMA

29074_434957546437_401916751437_6093690_838457_n.jpg  35270_448049076437_401916751437_6452667_1990338_n.jpg

Boating on Grand Lake is one of the great pleasures available to you at this favorite Oklahoma resort area. A gathering of boats at many locations around Grand Lake to socialize, swim, sun bathe and party might be your idea of fun in the sun, Maybe you would prefer cruising around on your sea going size boat taking in all the beautiful scenery at different times of the year.  How about sailing?  This is a Grand place for it. There are boats over 50 feet long on this very large lake which has 1,300 miles of shoreline and is about 67 miles long.  No crowding here! Surprised? Yes, that is one reason some say it is Oklahoma's best kept secret. But the secret is getting out. Boating to one of the many restaurants on the water is a relaxing way to spend some time with family and friends. Besides the cruisers there are cigarette boats, speed boats, ski boats, pontoon boats and fishing boats. There are also many marinas all around the lake to keep your boat such as the Arrowhead Marina or Cherokee Yacht Club on Duck Creek to The Landing and Shangri-la Marina on Monkey Island to The Royal Bay or Honey Creek Marina in Grove.. Theres many more too! You may choose to have a home on Grand lake with your own private dock. You can have that here at Grand Lake O' the Cherokees. So, come to Grand Lake and take advantage of all it has to offer and enjoy the good life. See more about Grand Lake on the Official Grand Lake Web Site and for all your Real Estate Needs at Grand Lake, Contact the Get Grand Results Team.

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2009-11-05
Our Backyard at Grand Lake

By Dave Wagenblatt

One of the most wonderful things about living at Grand Lake, OK is our backyard. Actually our backyard is Grand Lake, OK.  From our deck, we look east from Monkey Island across the main lake toward Patricia Island. One day a light came on in my head, and I realized and appreciated all the changing beauty Debbie and I get to witness� Nature at its best! The fiery red/orange morning sunrises and the evening full moon shimmering across the lake are so tranquil. This serene setting will certainly add happy years to our lives. The changing of the seasons adds to the experience. The term, �Spring has Sprung�, takes on a new meaning and dimension with the dogwoods and redbuds blooming. Activity is all around, as there will soon be new life.  We also enjoy the privilege of viewing the wildlife up close. Birds are everywhere, but beyond the usual robins, wrens, blackbirds, cardinals, bluebirds, gold finches, and hummingbirds, there is more. We also have seen egrets, blue herons, mallards, geese, sea gulls, pelicans and even American Bald Eagles which winter here. There�s even more.  We see chipmunks, gray squirrels, rabbits, skunks, raccoons and occasionally a wild turkey, red fox or deer.

Fire in the Morning ... a Grand Lake Sunrise ....... Photo by Dave Wagenblatt

Fire in the Morning ... a Grand Lake Sunrise ....... Photo by Dave Wagenblatt

Our backyard comes complete with other entertainment. Summer brings the peak of activity.  People from all over the United States come to the lake to escape, relax and have fun. People want to enjoy a brief get-a-way from their everyday duties and responsibilities. All the water sports can be seen in our back yard: swimming, skiing, fishing, sailing, and boating. We also watch the Cherokee Queen cruise by, giving tours or dinner parties along the Grand Lake shores. The Cherokee Queen is a Mississippi style paddle boat reminiscent of the Mark Twain era, which starts from Sail Boat Bridge traveling to the tip of Monkey Island and then back again.

Fall is our favorite time of year, if we had to choose one. (We actually love each season here.)  After Labor Day, activity starts to slow down. The air will soon be turning crisp bringing a new freshness.  The leaves will turn color, and the fall migration will begin. Fall festivals are coming, such as the Grand Lake Rally, a �Taste of Grand� fund raiser, the Fall Wine Festival, and the Pelican Festival. There is always something to look forward to at Grand Lake. And there is our back yard. It�s the same backyard, but it changes with each season. Each day is different with something new to discover. How lucky can you get? It�s like winning a lottery in life.

Monkey Island Sparkles on Grand Lake OK .... Photo by Dave Wagenblatt

Monkey Island Sparkles on Grand Lake OK .... Photo by Dave Wagenblatt

The winters are still fantastic as we sit in front of our fireplace and look out through our picture window at our magnificent backyard�.. Of course, I mean Grand Lake O� the Cherokees. It�s like living in the middle of a picture on a Hallmark card, 365 days per year. In wishing you the best, it means that we wish you could have a �backyard� like ours.  As we say on our websites� If you�re lucky enough to live at Grand Lake, you�re lucky enough!

Dave & Debbie Wagenblatt, The Get �Grand� Results Team©, are top producing Realtors® with REMAX Executives at Grand lake, OK. To learn more about the Grand Lake area and community visit their web site www.SurfGrandLake.com

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2009-10-26
EAGLES FLY AT GRAND LAKE

 

Eagle in our tree at Grand Lake

Eagle in our tree at Grand Lake

I noticed this morning that there were a number of people who found this blog and some of our web sites by searching for eagles or to view Eagles at Grand Lake. Because of this Im posting some pictures here that Ive taken from our home on Monkey Island. Ive actually seen as many as three at one time flying and I assume doing the mating thing because of the acrobatics going on. Too bad I couldnt get my camera in time to record it. If you enjoy bird watching you will love Grand Lakes variety. With our location we also see migratory birds in addition to eagles, such as Ducks, Geese, and Pelicans. I think you will enjoy the Crane and Herons as well as all the other wild life in the area.
Picture of Flying Eagle taken from our Grand Lake home on Monkey Island.
Grand Lake is located in
Northeast Oklahoma and is still an affordable place to find lakefront homes at a comparably reasonable price. Its a wonderful retirement area as well as a favorite for all the family fun which the lake has to offer. Its over 60 miles long with 1,300 miles of shoreline. You can boat to restaurants, go to one of the many year round festivals, golf and of course fish one of the best fisheries around. Grand Lake recently hosted a couple BassMaster Elite tournaments which was a huge success with the 4 day total being around 70 lbs. We abolutely love the lifestyle here. Last year I wrote an article about living here and Our Back Yard which you might enjoy reading. It describes things we actually have seen from our windows and deck overlooking what we feel is one of the greatest places, with some of the best people in the world enjoying life to its fullest. Eagles Soar at Grand Lake in Oklahoma.

Dave & Debbie Wagenblatt, The Get Grand Results Team, are top producing Realtors with REMAX Executives at Grand lake, OK. To learn more about the Grand Lake area and community visit their web site www.SurfGrandLake.com

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2009-08-29
Magical Combination, Grand Lake and Dave and Debbie Wagenblatt

The Welcome Home Grand Lake Magazine had an article about us inside. This is


Dave and Debbie Wagenblat at a Grand Lake Chamber gathering
Dave & Debbie Wagenblatt at a recent Grand Lake Area Chamber function
it.

Dave and Debbie Wagenblatt, the Get Grand Results Team, with RE/MAX Executives, work, and are very familiar with the entire Grand Lake Area. Dave & Debbie say, Many people arent familiar with Grand Lake and arent sure where they want to be. We can give them an unbiased opinion of each area of the lake.

Not only are they knowledgeable about the lake, they are extremely knowledgeable about selling real estate, and marketing. Between the two, they have over 35 years of experience in the real estate industry. Debbie started her real estate career in 1977 after graduating from the University of Oklahoma. Subsequently, she also spent about 18 years in the mortgage lending industry, loaning on homes, before returning back to real estate sales in 2000. Debbie says, That mortgage lending experience is an invaluable asset in assisting us with our real estate sales. Clients rave about Debbies common sense, honest professional approach, and extensive knowledge about real estate.

Dave on the other hand, had years of experience in marketing. He was the manager of market development for a billion dollar corporation and national sales manager for another large company before moving back to Oklahoma. He felt he was too young to retire, and got into real estate sales in 2003, in Tulsa. The first individual Realtor website at Grand Lake was GetGrandResults.com, created by Stan Irvin, Debbies deceased former spouse. It is the Grand-daddy of them all. Dave took off building numerous other, very popular, predominate websites, including, SurfGrandLake.com, OfficialGrandLake.com, PatriciaIslandEstates.com, to name a few. Dave, also put systems in place which allow them to do much more than traditional agents. Dave says, That marketing experience is also an invaluable asset in assisting us with our real estate sales. I guess that means we just make a grand team.

You must go to one of the above mentioned websites to view their story of the tragedies that came into each of their lives, and the coincidences (or divine intervention is how they look at it) that brought them together. Of course, you must also go to those websites to see everything Grand Lake has to offer. Together, they have become top producing Realtors at Grand Lake. They have consistently received RE/MAX top production awards and are currently ranked 20th through March of this year, for all RE/MAX teams in the state of Oklahoma.

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