Thursday, October 1, 2015

Weekend Review: The End Of Summer 2015

If there's one event that officially closes out Summer for us Midwesterners, it's closing the cabin for the season. In our case, we keep the cabin open year round, so for us, it's taking out the boats and dock/lift. Last weekend marked the end of the Summer for us, even though it was sunny and 80 degrees.

The trees have barely started to turn and folks were out jet skiing and paddle boarding as if it were mid August.

When we arrived Friday evening, my parents had a big bonfire going from a tree that they recently took down. Once my aunt and uncle arrived, we all grabbed a bowl of chili to eat around the fire and catch up on life.

Saturday started as every Saturday does at the cabin, with a mimosa and brunch. The lake was like glass and the sun was shining. I was convinced we weren't in Kansas Wisconsin anymore.

Mike, my dad and my uncle Kevin worked on taking out the boat lift. It sounds simple, you just wheel that sucker out. When we put the lift in, the water was several inches lower so my dad took the wheels off and dug it down in to the sand.

'Simple no more, taking lift out is' - Yoda

It took several of us to lift one side up at a time so we could get the wheels back on. Once that was done, then it was as simple as it sounds.

We took a final boat ride around the lake before we had to head back to the cabin to get dinner started. Mom had a delicious lasagna we all inhaled and soon after Mike and I packed up the truck to go back home.

Since the thing I dislike most about leaving the cabin is going home to an empty apartment, I made sure to have plans for the next day since Mike would be tailgating and cheering on the Vikings all day.

A few friends and I went to Betty Dangers for brunch. If you've never been, I'd recommend spending an hour or so there just taking it all in.

For starters, there's a ferris wheel.

There's also miniature golf which we did not participate in. The food is Mexhampton, Mexican, Minnesotan and Hampton. I'm not 100% sure how that translates, but most of their brunch items were Mexican.

After Betty Danger's we ubered over to a brewery that was closed for the day, so our lovely driver took us to the next closest brewery, 612.

We had a beer in the sun and called it a day. Well, the rest of the ladies called it a day. I went to grab some food at a bar down the street from my apartment. Mike met up with me and half way through our meal a man caught my eye.

I'm the kind of person who always says I would never recognize a famous person in real life. Famous might be used loosely in this situation but he was a young, handsome man sitting alone, watching football and having a beer. The more I looked at him the more I was convinced it was the Minnesota Vikings very own Andrew Sendejo.

You're welcome ladies
Sure enough, Mike went up to him and it was Mr. Sendejo himself. He was a bit glum since he kind of ruined one of our best players by giving him a concussion, which is why he said he was having a beer.

As we walked out of the bar, Harrison Smith walked past us and Mike gave him a 'great game!' and a pat on the shoulder.

I will forever be going to this bar after home games to see which other footballers I can spy. Feel free to join me as I'm a football girlfriend widow. Who know's who I'll spy next!

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