FRIDAYS ARE BEACH DAY!
Each Friday we're going to hit a beach - preferably within a one-hour radius of home. Since Minnesota is the land of 10,000 lakes it shouldn't be hard. Anyone want to join us?
Today I took cupcake and her friend to Lake Byllesby beach just west of Cannon Falls (pronounced BILLS-bee). This was exactly the medicine I needed. A bit of rain passed through so the beach was wonderfully empty. The sun came out and we swam and relaxed for almost 3 hours. I just calmly stood or water-buffaloed in the warm waves and enjoyed the sun glittering on the water's surface and the occasional Sunny or Crappie jumping. I even got to finish one great book and start another.
Anyone else use that verb? Water Buffalo??
This hidden gem of a park is only about 20 minutes from home. The beach is HUGE and the swimming area equally impressive. There are walking, skiing, and sled dog trails too. There was no fee to get in, so with our homemade snacks, iced tea and water bottles this was a practically free afternoon!
Other beaches I want to hit include Lake Calhoun, Lake Minnetonka, and Cedar Lake beaches. Also Shoreview and Bryant Lake. All suggestions and advice are welcome.
Sadly I didn't get that mojito last night - no limes or soda!. Think I could make a reasonable facsimile with 7up, lime juice, and rum? I have the fresh mint and simple syrup!