Sunday, July 7, 2013

Sunburn and 'Squitos: Fourth of July Weekend

We spent the long 4th of July weekend up nort' in Perham, MN. 
I know other states have lakes, but I firmly believe Minnesota has mastered "lake life." 
Summer weekends in the city are quiet because everybody makes the mass exodus to their cabin in northern Minnesota (or Wisconsin... but we don't talk about that here ;-)). 

We headed up Wednesday night and stayed through Saturday night. 
There was volleyball, 
bean bags, 
and washers. 
There was late communal lunches and dinners, even later nights by the bonfire, followed by surprisingly early mornings. But when Minnesota gives you consecutive days of sun and 80+ degrees? You don't waste a single second of it. (Saturday brought some rain, but my sunburns needed a break anyway).  
We wake surfed, wake boarded, knee boarded, and watched the dogs tire each other out tearing around the yard. 
There was a bizarre incident Friday night where a chair tipping over turned into wrestling, which turned into 6 guys throwing 2 tangled up girls into the lake in all their clothes, and then one of said girls tackling another girl into the lake. 

Then I left my purse with my wallet, checkbook, cell phone, and entire identity at Culvers in St. Cloud (an hour from home).. a fact we realized when we were a quarter mile from home. Thankfully we left early and there were a few couples following us home Sunday, one of whom swung by and grabbed it for me. Yay!

Anyway, here's a crap ton of photos from the weekend:

I'm exhausted, have racoon-eyes from my sunglasses, and my bra strap is currently scraping my sunburn. Which means it was a ridiculously awesome weekend.

And now, back to reality, I have to do a few hours of research regarding contract reformation.
Big woof.

Hope you all had a great long weekend!


  1. What a great weekend! I know two girls from Perham- small world!

  2. What an amazing weekend!! I need to live closer to a body of water, stat.

    1. Excellent pictures....when you decide to go pro, lemme know, I'd love for you to take our family pics!

  3. What great pictures! It looks like you had an awesome time... yay for summer weather finally reaching the midwest!

  4. Fun on the lake!! Totally jealous!

  5. Looks like such a fun weekend! :)

  6. i have burnlines too! oh and theres that adorable blck/tan dog again!

    looks like a fun weekend!

  7. Great pictures!! Looks like you had a blast

  8. That fruit dish looks amazing! Great pics! Love all the doggie pics. :)