Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sail Away

We took a little trip back up to northern Minnesota last week. Our good friends, Dave and Pam, invited us to spend a few days at their family's cabin near Walker.

They wanted to put their sailboat in the water.  Would we be interested?


and Dave

are two of our favorite people.  And, they let Paul sail their boat. He couldn't have been happier.

Of the many outdoor activities Paul loves, sailing is right there at the top of the list. He hasn't had a chance to be at the tiller and glide across the waves for (sadly) years.

Add to that some great fun playing board games,

incredibly wonderful meals,

 with homemade gelato and sorbet

and lots of laughter

and you have a wonderful closing to a great summer.

Years ago, a 7th grade student brought me a recording of this song because he thought it would make me happy.  His gesture touched my heart. As a result, I always equate this song with a reason to smile.

It was running in my head the whole time we were there. Thanks, Pam and Dave. Good times.


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Looks like a fantastic weekend! I have never been sailing! Some day, hopefully!

Sounds like I might see you this weekend at Beth & Gary's? I think you were on the list of people mom said would be there? But I coudl totally be making that up...

Abby said...

Looks like such a fun weekend! Looked absolutely perfect!

We, well - Ryan, took sailing lessons when we were on our honeymoon in Cancun - and now we're in love with it! There is something so neat about being out on a sailboat so close to the water compared to being in a boat!

Those pictures sure made me miss MN!

Freely Living Life said...

What a fun post! Looks like a great time was had by all. =)

Keep smiling!!