4 July 2011
We drove down to the northeast corner of Minneapolis St. Paul yesterday morning and found another Wal-Mart for a night or two stay. The first thing I did was take the car over to have it serviced. It was a little overdue… I was told by one of the guys working on the car that there was a pre-fourth celebration going on in Stillwater. Stillwater is a town that reminds me of Coeur d’Alene, only instead of being on a lake it is on a river…the St. Croix River. About ½ mile from town we found the traffic was almost stopped. Cars and trucks were lining the curbs all the way down the hill. Slowly we made it into the village and quickly realized that this was a “happening place”. Alongside the pier we saw the old mixed with the new (talking about the boats at the dock) and restaurants and bars covering from one end to the other. The temperature and the humidity were high so it just made sense that we found a place (Jamison’s) to enjoy some shade and something cool…a Guinness.
On the 4th, we were invited to join Connie (one of my aunts) and her family for a barbeque. Connie has a beautiful lake home in Scandia, complete with a “party boat”,