Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Boating was a No-Go

The weather reports were great for the weekend, however Mother Nature decided not to cooperate. The skies were overcast on Saturday and it was windy, causing the waters on Lake Pepin to become a bit choppy. Then it started to sprinkle so my sister was adamant that we get the hell outta there. It rained & rained Saturday night and in to Sunday morning. Instead of going boating and laying on the beach as planned, my Mom, sister, niece and I went to a couple little antique stores in the river towns near Lake City. One was way up on a bluff - a gay couple had purchased the farmland and farm house on top of the bluff to save it from townhouse development. It had wonderful views of both the Mississippi River and Chippewa River - where they come together to create Lake Pepin. Leave it to a couple'a gays to save an old farm because of its view of the Mississippi River Valley! My Mom just chatted up a storm with the one guy as she purchased her things, so he invited us on a tour of the grounds and to enjoy the view. He and his partner are from Minneapolis and apparently have tons of money...Anyway, it was interesting to run in to a gay little antique store/farm house/orchard on a country road on top of a river the middle of a field...WE'RE EVERYWHERE!!!

PS/// Happy Birthday, Gloria Gaynor!! Coincidentally enough, "I Will Survive" has been in my head today - go figure.


  • Bummer about the weather. Damn mother nature! At least it gave you a chance to chat it up with the gay locals.

    By Blogger katie, at 8:13 AM  

  • If it makes you feel any better, the weather was a little too nice here, and now my face is peeling off in big sheets of dead skin. mmmm... attractive.

    By Blogger Matt S., at 10:30 AM  

  • What a cool story about the land owners. I would have been asking them to adopt me.

    By Blogger ab, at 1:30 PM  

  • Sounds like you made the best of things! Glad you had a relaxing getaway.

    By Blogger Twinkie, at 6:20 PM  

  • Oooo...sounds fun! Too bad about the boating but who wants to be outdoorsy when you can go to cute shops, right?
    Next year we're meeting at the MN state fair!

    By Blogger lynne, at 10:52 PM  

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