Endless entertainment

I finally got my bird feeders cleaned and filled and I put them up right in front of my desk in the front porch.  I also bought a new platform feeder and put it in the windowbox.  Today the chickadees discovered the food bonanza.  And the cats discovered the birds.  …

Yahhoo we got our 75

Yesterday was Kevin's 55th birthday.  I reminded him that now he qualifies for the senior discount at Denny's restaurant.  He was not amused. We decided to go to two state parks and do five miles of hiking to earn our 75-mile patch. We started at Great River Bluff State Park. …

The most fun wedding ever

Chris and Sarah did it up well.  They had their wedding reception in a bowling alley.  First, we had a sit-down dinner with an open bar.  Three glasses of wine with dinner went down just fine.  And the conversation was wonderful.  I hadn't seen Chris and Laura since they returned…

Tornado Alley?

I was checking weather.com to see how hot it was supposed to get today (93).  Suspecting it was going to be hot I went for a walk early in the Greenway this morning.  I wore my flip flops instead of walking shoes.  The dew was heavy on the grass  and…

Delicious Sushi

Last night was too hot for cooking so we went to Lunds and bought sushi.   We've beeen buying sushi from Lunds for years.  They have decent sushi.  But this plate of sushi was so delicious -- it was the best ever.  I'm already thinking about having sushi again tonight.  The…

50 miles in the state parks

Last year we joined the Minnesota State Parks Hiking Club.  For $15.00 I got a book of all the state parks and a nifty fanny pack.  Every 25 miles of hiking we earn a patch.   Fifty miles doesn't sound like much, but we can only earn mileage at each state…

Crime

Our house got hit by gunfire twice this summer.  The first photo is a bullet hole in the frame of the window right where I sleep.  The next photo is a shotgun blast to our garage.  That shot went through the backyard and broke our kitchen window.  This damage to…