Sunday, June 18, 2023

We'll Call It Father's Day Weekend - 2023/06/17

All sorts of summery, longest-day things going on around here and with photos to remind me of what they were.  We can start with pets this time.

Arthur's officially 50.1 lbs at 4 months old.  He's grabbed his very vulnerable llama to maximize Squeak.


Our clematis....

Radishes continue to be sandwiched, broccoli has been steamed and sugar snap peas have garnished.

I'd assume that it's intuitive but if one has trouble with radish slice retention, the secret is deeper butter.

Peg whipped up some shortbread and some Earl Grey ice cream....went together better than peas and carrots.

Waiting for a Very Special day, this week was it.  I finally broke in to my stash of Blueberry Rhubarb.  With only two remaining jars in the larder, another order will be considered.  From Superior, Wisconsin, you know it's gotta be good.

Early week I had some kind of bug and felt under a mushy cloud all day, every day.  This was one of the few things that made me feel better.  Much better now, thank you.

Friday was the annual Father's Day Car Show at mom's assisted living home.

Yesterday (Saturday) an early morning ride was partaken.  Some call that time of day "Oh Dark Thirty".  Gramp called it "getting up before breakfast" and I did it.

A half day wander, once in Red Wing I turned left instead of right at the last minute and it has made all the difference.

But while still in Red Wing, a couple of early morning stops.  First, I had hoped to ride up into Memorial Park to get a great view of the rising sun.  I was too early, the gates were still closed.  So my next best option was to ride up to the History Center and look over the city from that bluff.

In 1955 this was where I got my start....fitting that the History Center is next door.

Just behind the old hospital and museum, this bluff overlooks the city of Red Wing and the river.  Barn Bluff has allowed the sun to make its daily, appearance.  We are still seeing Canadian wildfire smokey skies.

On my way to breakfast, I passed this front yard.  It obviously must have been quite a party and from what I can tell, mom must have been out pre-dawn to pick up all the beer bottles.

Bev's Cafe, open at 5am weekday, 6am on Saturday's.

A free mug for patronage on Father's Day weekend.  Thank you!!

A coffee stop in Byron and honestly, a Kwik Trip I've never stopped at before.

I rode through Carley State Park, anxious for some more Quick Overnights this season.  Site #6 makes for good Quick Overnighting.

That's it for now, this coming weekend will a Minnesota North Shore adventure with the MN Moto Guzzi Group.  Grand Marais here we come!

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