June 10, 2010

Vacation, all I ever wanted

You'll not often hear me complain about the weather, but I kind of especially love summer.  It's also my favorite time to visit my family.  Some poeple like Christmas, but I think that, as get-together occasion, it's kind of awful.  Airports are crowded, people are stressed, there's so much pressure.  Ugh.  But when I go to see my peeps during the summer, and it's invariably awesome.  My family's a lot of fun in general, but it's touching how they go out of their way to show me a good time when I visit. 

We like to eat and we're not opposed to bending an elbow, so this year there was a fish fry and a barbecue, several rhubarb desserts and the new Grain Belt beer.

Despite some record breaking heat (97 deg. one day,  which is bonkers for Minnesota in May), I spent a lot of time outside going for runs and walks.

One ambitious day I went running in the wetlands behind my Aunt Irene's house and ended up on my great-great-great grandfather's homestead, the place where he and his family settled when they came to Minnesota from Ohio.  That was pretty neat.  There's a grade school and water tower there now.  Could be worse (think strip mall).

Despite being there for a week and bringing THREE projects with me, I got very little knitting done.


I was having too much fun, I guess, with godsons

And friends


The feeling was mutual.


littlebirdbigcity said... Best Blogger Tips

That picture of the little one walking around in the tent is precious. It looks like you had a great time! I love a good fish fry!

Sayschnicklefritz said... Best Blogger Tips

Yes, that niblet is Hugo. I was so excited to finally meet him! I have a feeling you would like him quite a bit. He's already a good camoper. Fish frys are heavenly! It was a highlight.

Erin Joy and Sarah Jane said... Best Blogger Tips

The wetland photos are awesome - makes me want to break out the canoe (can't wait until it breaks 80 degrees here!).

Alex Robertson Textor said... Best Blogger Tips

Great photos! I'm hungering for the heartland.

craftivore said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks like a wonderful time. I especially like the last photo, the warm colors of the setting sun really capture the sweetness of the moment.

Oiyi said... Best Blogger Tips

Sounds like an awesome time! I love the last photo of the sunset. Beautiful photograph.