Row, Row, Row your boat...
This weekend was an exhaustingly busy few days. We helped my mom clean out her garage/house most of Sat. because she moves out Thursday. I also separated some of her plants. Then we headed straight over to Steve's house to haul endless loads of new soil (3 cubic yards to be exact- perhaps hard to quite visualize the magnitude of this task) into an area on the south side of the house. we graded the yard and are making a new shade/quasi rain garden. pictures to follow later this week, right now a bunch of soil on the ground isn't too interesting a photo. so all told a solid 10+ hours of physical labor.
today we took a partial break (although still hauled soil in the morning), rented canoes in Taylors Falls and worked our way down 7 miles of the St. Croix river with a bunch of friends. It was a perfect day for being out on the water. Steve and Anton made a new friend in a kayak (see below) and when they asked if he would like a beer (prohibited on the water) he replied, god yes!
Finally after a long day we went to a silly place to eat which was straight out of the 50s with trays that they put on your window. It was aptly named, The Drive In, also the waitresses donned poodle skirts. This GIANT spinning root beer mug really was what drew us in though. Great marketing.
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