28 May 2009

The New Graduates

Memorial Weekend was also graduation weekend for my father- and sister-in-law. Both Georgia and Bob graduated from Luther Seminary this past Sunday. While I was unable to attend the festivities, my wife said that everyone had a great time celebrating with family and friends.

Congratulations to Georgia and Bob! =)

Kickin' Bass

After a shaky start to Memorial Weekend with Elizabeth's car dying on us before leaving town, my friends and I made it to our usual hangout outside of Alexandria on Friday night. We immediately went out on the lake to get caught up on missed time with our swimming friends.

On the second cast, I caught my first fish in three years! After that, things were incredibly relaxed and we were just having fun. I ended catching over a dozen bass the entire weekend - which is pretty good for me! All of them went back into the lake, minus the last one which a friend wanted to fillet and keep.

It was a great weekend! I even won at poker two nights in a row. ;)

19 May 2009

Goin Fishin

This upcoming Memorial Weekend marks yet another trip with my friends and their families to Alexandria for an extended weekend of fishing. I look forward to this trip every year (much to my wife's dismay) and enjoy being out on the lake with my group of friends.

When Todd & Renae first started inviting friends several years ago, I didn't even fish. After a couple years of hanging out in the boat, I decided to give it a go and bought my own pole. The past two years have been rough - not a single fish caught by Loki.

But this year....THIS YEAR....things will be different! OR ELSE!!! :-/

09 May 2009

Porter Goes To Work

The weather for Thursday was supposed to be gorgeous and warm enough in the morning to make my first attempt at taking Porter (my Honda Passport scooter) into work. I estimated my travel time of about an hour and left 15 minutes early in case of traffic issues. It was a bit chilly in the shady areas, but overall the ride was splendid! No real traffic until I got close to downtown Minneapolis - one of the benefits of taking back streets.

Everyone was asking if I was going to commute in this fashion every day. I don't think that would be a good idea, as it's a shorter commute if I take the train. But I might ride my scooter to the bus stop more frequently as summer rolls in!

02 May 2009

Good Day for a Picnic

We went to Como Park for a picnic today in celebration of my mother-in-law's birthday earlier this week. It was really nice out (mid-60s) and even though there was a slight breeze it turned out to be good weather to pull up a bench and have some cake. Afterwards, we watched Allison and Will climb around on the playground - of course, they didn't want to leave when it was time to go. =)