Sunday, July 5, 2009

Fourth of July weekend 2009

We kicked off our Fourth of July weekend on the Phrolic, my parents' boat. This was our first overnight trip, which we've been meaning to do for a long time. We arrived Friday morning in Red Wing, and traveled up the river and anchored, where we enjoyed relaxing and eating a great lunch with cheeseburgers on the grill.

Friday night Mom & Dad hosted a wine tasting dock party for their boating friends. Dad put out several varieties of his homemade wine and small tasting cups, and everyone brought good food to share. The wines and the party were a hit. There were enough people on the floating dock that it nearly sank under the water at the height of the party. I'm a fan of Dad's rhubarb wine and the mead (honey wine). We stayed up late, sat out on the dock, and chatted with their friends. We settled into our cozy cabin in the front of the boat for the night and slept well. It was a fun evening and a great way to spend my day off work. Thanks to Mom & Dad for being such good boat-hosts.

Saturday morning we filled up on eggs, sausage & toast, and hit the road for home. That afternoon & evening was spent at our friends Kevin & Ellie's house in Shakopee playing Wii, cards, and having burgers & brats on the grill for Kevin's birthday. From their house we were able to see the fireworks nearby, and watched more fireworks during the drive home. Thanks for the fun evening!

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