This weekend was a good mix of the city and the country. I had intended on staying home so I could get some chores done and I was only going to go out on Friday. Well things changed a little.
I met Peter, Annie, Lindsey and some other people at Seven Sushi around 8:00 and from there I was going to meet a friend, Shane, for drinks around 9:30 at Kierans. It had been such a horribly stormy day so we wanted to take advantage of the rooftop since the sky was clearing up. We found an area that no one was in and made it our home for the night. With this particular spot, you had to order bottle service, so Peter so generously bought a coupke bottles of vodka for the group. Shane ended up meeting me at Seven and hanging out with our group for the night which was pretty fun. We ended up leaving Seven and headed over to 508 for a little bit. After bar close Shane and I started walking back to my place and we both had to go to the bathroom. Since I'm such a genius I suggested we stop in at The Seville Club and use theirs. $10/pp cover and we used their restroom and sat and watched the girls dance for a little bit. About 3:30 we headed back to my apartment. He passed out on the couch while I frantically 'cleaned' my apartment. During the night I had been getting text messages from our cabin neighbors Bob and Genna saying they were up there and that I should come up. Since I had been drinking I said I'd come up in the morning, even though I really shouldn't since I had so much to do at home.
Saturday morning I drove Shane back to his car, called mom and she said to come up. Especially since we are experiencing a heat wave with temperatures in the 100's! I got back to my apartment, frantically threw clothes into a bag, packed up my car and by 10:30 AM I was on the road. I was heading North on 35W when all of a sudden, traffic just stopped. Apparently there was flodding from the rain we had on Friday that closed 35W North at 694 so I sat in traffic for an hour before I got to 694. I finally made it up to the cabin after three hours in the car. The neighbors were at Terra's place tubing and skiing during the afternoon. When they got back Zach and Bob came over to check out what projects mom and dad were working on. Me and mom helped dad take out one of the bay windows and he re-sided where that was and moved the front door. After dinner I went over to the neighbors and we hung out on their dock, had a few drinks and listened to some music. When the bugs started getting bad by the water we went and made a fire with cups of gasoline and wet wood! When the bugs started to get bad by the fire, the few of us that were still up (Me, Genna, Zach and Terra) headed inside to play some card games, when one thing led to another and all of a sudden we are in their garage shot gunning beers and throwing poppers at peoples chests and backs! Genna and Tera ended up taking a walk, so it was just me and Zach. I somehow convinced him to go swimming with me. It was such a cool night because it was so hot out, a full moon and the air was so thick you couldn't see the otherside of the lake. We ended up just searching for flat rocks and trying to skip them across the lake, tossed a little mud and swam around until the bugs got too bad we had to get out and dry off. It was about 2:30 when I headed back to the cabin. Genna called to tell me that we weren't done 'Chillin the most', at that point I had to just stay in bed and get some shut eye.
It was such a fun weekend going out in Minneapolis on Friday, meeting new friends and hanging out with old ones, and going to the cabin and getting to know our neighbors a little better.
This week is the Awuatennial Torchlight parade and the Aquatennial Target fireworks.