Monday, June 23, 2014

Weekend Review 14

Thursday evening I met a friend for a couple drinks after work at this wine bar in St. Paul called Bin Wine Bar and it was really cute inside. High ceilings, wood beams, brick walls. Plus the guys working were extremely personable and friendly. When I move I'll have a wine bar just a block or two away so I can't wait to check it out!

Friday after work I headed up to the cabin. It was such a treacherous ride with how heavy the traffic was. I'm guessing it's because everyone was heading up to Duluth for Grandma's. I was so happy to get off the interstate and on to some North Woods highways. When I finally arrived we took a boat ride around the lake to watch the sunset. It was a gorgeous night on the water.

Saturday was a lazy morning day. When we got up their was a very think fog and it was quite chilly outside. We took our time making breakfast and Kayla and Joe ran in to town. By the time breakfast was done and the dishes were finished, the sun was out in full force and the temperatures were quickly rising.

I spent some time wading in the lake, raking out leaves, paddle boarding and relaxing on our new raft. The water was so calm, and surprisingly warm, it was the perfect day to really test my paddle boarding skills. I went up and down the shore a couple times and would come back in and bring Miley out with me for a little bit. I don't think she totally hated it.

We got a new giant raft this year. It floats, so it works!

Before dinner we took another boat ride. Mom and I used my Vino2Go cups. Guess, what? They work really well for holding margaritas too!

For dinner I cooked up a pork tenderloin that I had marinating in a teriyaki sauce I made and we had grilled pineapple. It was really delicious if I do say so myself. My thought was 'Hawaiian' and I think I accomplished that. If you ever find yourself with some pineapple and a warm grill, toss on the pineapple rings and sprinkle a little cinnamon on top. It's quite delicious.

Lots going on this coming week. I get the keys to my new place and can start to move some items in! I can't believe after how long I've been looking, that I'm finally moving out again (hopefully the last time)!


  1. Grilled pineapple with cinnamon is one of my all time favs! YUMMMM!! I need to find some of those wine to go cups, so cute and a great idea for the boat! Ha! How hard was it to pick up paddle boarding?!

    Good luck on the move next week, so exciting!

  2. I love grilled pineapple but have never had it with cinnamon that sounds good I'll have to try it