Life is too short to eat fat-free cheese
Wednesday, August 17, 2005
Hey there, Hi there, Ho there
Back from the Boundry Waters and I had an incredible time. The trip was more fun and relaxing than I thought possible. Now for a quick recap of my trip:
I went up with my best friends Gabe and Murph, another friend Bob, Gabe's mom Helen and her best friend Sue. Helen and Sue have gone up there every year for the last 20 years or so. Helen is a phenominal cook and proved it once again with meals of shrimp jambalaya (2x), chicken soup with dumplings, chili, biscuits with sausage gravy, pancakes with fruit toppings, brownies, peach crisps with freshly picked blueberries on top... needless to say, we ate real good. Gabe and Bob have been up there about 20 times between the two of them as well. So we were with some very knowledgeable people.
The next 2 days we did our trek back to our starting point and then civilization where all I really wanted at that point was a soft chair and a cold anything. I got to have a great time, read a couple of books, and was able to hang out with some great people away from everything else. I was just stunned at the absolute quiet that was up there. It's amazing how used to airplanes, traffic and noise you get used to. If any of you get a chance to go up there, even if it's just for 3-4 days, it's worth it.
That sounds wonderful. I'm jealous of your Northern Lights show. That does indeed sound spectacular.
I got to see your son ride his bike for the first time ... that's gotta count for something?
First, no mention of your trying to burn the forest down with your Velvetta fix? I bet you are #1 on Smoky Bears Most Wanted list!
Second, no mention of the Packers flaying at playing football? C'mon! Face the music.
Third, considering myself a novice astronomer, I find myself extremely jealous of this account. Even with my trusty Meade scope, the city lights just kill it for me. I wish for the day when I can pop out into a backyard that is 50-miles from "civilization" in all directions, lock my scope in on the rings of Saturn, pour myself a nice cool Guinness and enjoy the night.
Shane - Yes, I did miss the first time he rode a bike w/o training wheels. But just seeing how excited he was to show me his new ability and the immense smile of pride when I got home more than made up for it.
COD - First off, Smoky started that fire himself smoking some cannibis.
Second, it's preseason game 1. That alone says enough about it.
Third, I knew you would be the most jealous of the celestial experience I had. Given the choice between that and the first pre-season game, I'd choose the former every time.
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