On Friday Kari and I were able to get out of town early enough to miss the bad traffic heading North for the long weekend. That is, until someones black lab got lose and started running around 35W. We called the local police and they sent a state trooper to check it out.
Props to Man Friend who came up and dealt with me and my family for two days. He had only met everyone briefly before but all in all I think it went well.
Kayla, Kari and Joe spent a lot of time on the lake fishing so Man Friend and I had to find other ways to entertain ourselves since the weather was not so pleasant. It was mostly cloudy and very windy. We headed in to Siren to check out some of the stores. I found some $.99 wine that really wasn't too shabby at Yourchuck's. Then we went to a BBQ place that I was always a little weary of going in to. The inside is so much nicer than the outside. They had samples of their dry rubs and BBQ sauces. They also have ribs you can buy and make at home. Next time I go up there I'm definitely stopping for some ribs and sauce.
On Sunday we thought about taking the boat out before Man Friend left to go home but I didn't check for gas first so we got the boat out of the lift, made it a couple cabins down before I turned around to get some gas. Well, I didn't know where it was and the wind was really pulling us, but we couldn't get the boat started. It was going right for our neighbors boat so I did what any girl would do. I jumped in the lake in my jeans and sweatshirt, and stopped the boat from hitting our neighbors. It was freezing!
After he left Kari and I finished making our homemade bags set that we started two years ago. The sun was finally starting to make an appearance so we got mom and dad to play with us. Surprisingly dad has some bag skills and he and Kari totally creamed me and mom.
It was a great long weekend. I'm looking forward to when the sun stays out and the water warms up.