Monday, July 25, 2011

Weekend Recap: Good Times on the Mississippi River

So, I've been a little behind on my weekend blogs, so this one is actually about 2 weekends ago (not last weekend).  Our weekends have been steadily busy throughout the summer, which is not any different from every other summer...and I like it that way! 

Friday night we went out for drinks after work at a bar downtown with some friends and co-workers of Chad's.  Then, we headed out to All That Jazz, one of the many festivals in our town during the summer.  This is one thing I really love about living here is that there is almost always an event going on in the summertime so it's hard to get bored.  All That Jazz is a once-a-month festival downtown with food and beverage vendors, live music, and lots & lots of people.  It's always a good time down there because you are bound to run into at least 5 people you know. 

Saturday morning we woke up bright & early to head to the river with our friends Austin & Kellie.  This weekend the White Rose Regatta was going on.  If you're not familiar with a regatta, it's basically just a big ole party on the river where everyone anchors out and ties up their boats to one another.  Then, if the water is shallow enough, everyone can get out and walk around or if not, everyone just walks boat to boat.  This regatta in particular was a benefit so they did an auction and had live music out in the middle of the river (doesn't get much better than that)!  We had a GREAT time with our friends, my cousins, and all of the random people we met for the almost 12 hours that we were out there. 

Needless to say, we were beat and starving after that long day in the sun and heat.  We got home around 10:00, took a quick shower, and then rushed to our favorite Mexican restaurant to see if we could get in before they stopped serving food.  We were in luck!  We got in just 15 minutes before closing time and those chips & salsa never tasted so good.

Sunday we attended a welcome back party for Chad's uncle because he returned from Afghanistan after being there for almost a year.  It was nice to see him back in the states and good to know he should be back for good now.

Overall it was a hot, but enjoyable weekend with friends and family.  I was happy to have been able to get out on the river for a full day since we don't get out there as often as I'd like lately.

How have you been spending your weekends? 

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