Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Celebration & The Creek

Chris missed his graduation from law school in order for us to close on our house. In lieu of a celebration in Boston, when Chris' parents and grandparents drove up from Indiana for a long weekend, we went out to eat at Salut in Edina. It was fun to have such a large group from both sides of our family together. We even ended up getting comped a seafood platter after the restaurant lost our reservation.

Chris and I have otherwise been having a great summer, catching up with family and friends and exploring our new neighborhood. The big accomplishments over the Fourth of July holiday were landscaping in the backyard and conquering Minnehaha Creek (done by Chris). The creek runs past the end of our street, and on Sunday, Chris and three friends rented canoes, drove to creek's origin, Lake Minnetonka, and floated/paddled/portaged/tipped their canoes down the creek for several hours. Chris didn't actually tip his canoe or lose anything, but among his three friends, a canoe was tipped three times, and two pairs of sunglasses, car keys and sandals were lost, not to mention a cell phone getting soaked. Below is a "before" picture - I wish I would have taken one afterwards when they emerged from the end of the street sunburned, scraped and vowing to do this every month.
On Monday morning, we took Greta down to the creek. She's not all that excited about swimming, but after ten minutes, she mustered enough courage to swim around by herself. If you catch the creek about twenty minutes upstream, you can take a relaxing inner tube ride to where it curves past our street (or go further). We haven't done it yet, but we've seen quite a few families float down the creek.


Blogger Bonny said...

Summer is a great time to have moved!! I wonder if they have skating on the creek during the winter?

11:34 PM  

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