Saturday was an iffy day. The skies were overcast.
It poured rain in the early morning hours.
The weatherman predicted that it would clear up by One.
We had planned this event for weeks. It was postponed
once already due to rain.
We decided - What the Heck!
Let's go for it!
We planned to cruise on the St. Croix River
for the afternoon.
My friend Mary & her husband Gundy
own a nice little houseboat
in a slip at the Sunnyside Marina.
Located in Stillwater, Minnesota.
This is the historic lift bridge.
It is very controversial right now -
with all of the bridge issues
we've had of late in Minnesota.
There have been plans to replace this bridge
for many years.
However, the Sierra Club has their concerns,
and each state MN & WI have their concerns
over the budget.
I digress. Let's just get on with the cruise!
If you enlarge this pic you will see that a wedding
is taking place on the waterfront.
Stillwater is a cute little town,
with fun little shops and many restaurants.
(It even boasted a few famous residents.
Jessica Lange and Sam Shepherd.)
Our boat didn't have to wait for the lift bridge to rise.
We just squeaked by underneath...
Here is another shot of the lift bridge's pulleys.
Jacob thought you would like to see this.
We didn't stick around long enough for me
to get a pic of it rising. Maybe next time....
However, I thought you might like to see
some of the homes
that dot the river bluffs,
or maybe a speedboat zipping by....
This home belongs to the owner of....
And I was told that this is his daughter's home.
With my gift of gab - I set the camera down
and didn't get all of the shots I should have
for you - Like pix of our gracious hosts,
and their boat, and many of the guests,
and the wonderful buffet that Mary prepared for us.
Please join me in sharing Blue Monday
with another gracious host,
She's just a click away.