Miles walks for miles

Not too long ago, my dear brother Mick roasted a pig for my father and many of his friends and relatives. It was for my father’s Birthday party. He had just turned ninety years old! Everyone had a great time. Now when my father says he won’t buy green bananas, I tell him he certaintly can because we are going to have another pig roast for him next year, and for many years thereafter! I think he will live forever because he is in excellent health, and he walks two or three miles at a time. Here’s to Miles walking for miles!!!!


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Fun things to do in Minneapolis

There are so many fun activities to do in the twin-cities in the summer.  I hope everyone was able to get out and enjoy the fireworks over the fourth.  On Sat and Sun at 7:00 pm  – 8:00 pm South of the Broadway Bridge, near 17th Avenue on West River Parkway The Twin Cities River Rats Water Ski Show Team will perform free, hour-long water ski shows on the Mississippi River on Saturday, July 18th and Sunday, July 19th, at 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM each day.


This is a great event for budget conscious families.

Don’t forget, the Minneapolis Aquatennial is fast approaching as well.

081I am working on my milk-carton boat as we speak.  Ok, that’s not true, but I do like to get out and see all the creative entries!  Another must-see event for the twin-cities enthusiasts.


On Sat July 25th is the big fireworks show.  This is the best display of fireworks you will see all year!  It is the largest annual fireworks show west of the Mississippi River, and the fourth largest annual fireworks show in the United States!  So if you like loud booms and bright lights, get out there and check it out!

Virginia Lord

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Big Island – AGAIN

Did you know there is an island on Lake Minnetonka where people have homes and there are no bridges connecting the mainland and the island?

Well there is and it is called Big Island.

Wikipedia even mentions Big Island by saying  Big Island, a popular lounging island near Excelsior, holds many large fish.

Large fish huh? I have been to Big Island dozens of times and I have never seen a fish larger than my forearm. According to Wikipedia I think I should be seeing some shark fins or maybe a whale jump.
whale in lake minnetonka

Some of you may be wondering how much I can write about Big Island on Lake Minnetonka? The answer to that question is, I’m not sure. I don’t set out to write about Big Island but something pops into my head and perhaps it reminds me of Big Island. I wonder if it makes a difference that there is a huge picture of Big Island right above my computer screen so every-time I pause, I am reminded of Big Island.

When I googled Big Island I found a lot of information about the now defunct, amusement park on Big Island. I also found some of my own writings on Big Island. So maybe I’ll write about the amusement park, or maybe I’ll write about how much I write about Big Island.
Virginia Lord

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