Monday, September 27, 2010

The Drink




Spent 1.5 hours with Cupcake sandbagging.  My town is having record floods.  The Cannon River through town went from 600 cubic feet per second to over 7000 overnight Friday.  It's receding now but the clean up will be such a pain.  Both the Owatonna and Faribault city sewer treatment plants were overrun, and all that untreated sewage flowed up to Northfield.  At the top is one of my favorite pubs, Froggy Bottoms, under 6 feet of devastating current.  I hope they rebuild.

Saturday was much more fun.  Dinner at LaGrolla in St. Paul with The Minnesota Blogging Club and Loose Women Society.  OK, I just made that up.  This group includes from the left WhiskeyMarie, Pretty Random Thoughts, Mommylisa, Antsy Pants, and me.  The photographer was MG who refused to get in a photo cuz he's a poopy pants.

The food and drinks were fabulous, but so much better was the company.  These women (and MG!) are so fun, and smart, and joyous, and human.  Probably why we found each other on the intertubes.  We've decided our next gathering will be a cookie exchange!!!  JOY!!!!!

10 comments:

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

I'm jealous.

SkylersDad said...

So sorry about the floods, and glad you had a good time and took a picture.

Fran said...

Those floods suck but wow- what a gathering. You and WM together a second time and I don't get to meet either of you. Serious pouting going on in upstate NY right about now! Wah! Wah for me, yay for you!

Lisa said...

It sounds like a great time. You all look marvelous.

Churlita said...

I've been there and can still feel the heavy, scratchy sandbags on my arms. I hope the flood cleans up well. Most of our buildings have been restored 2 years later.

Cathy said...

I've been looking at photos of the flood waters. Northfield, Zumbro Falls, Pine Island...etc..I have family in all those towns. So much devestation and loss, it's heartbreaking.

But, Saturday night was an absolute blast! I can't wait for our next get together! And I must say, we are all mighty fine lookin' women.

Mommy Lisa said...

So fun! So fun! ;)

Liberality said...

Oh, I want some cookies too!

Lesli said...

I need to blog about this too. I am so far behind. Saturday night was so much fun--love you all! And Michael is wonderful!

Can't wait for cookies!

Oh, the golf course where my husband played on Saturday in or near Northfield was Willingers. I believe that is what he said.

xoxo

Sistertex said...

Ack - yep water is much too high! We were supposed to go camping down south last weekend and had to cancel because all the trails around the campground was under 6ft of water.

Sounds like you all enjoyed yourselves and kept dry regardless.
:)