This past weekend we were in Lutsen, MN for John’s niece’s wedding. It was a true Minnesota North Shore experience. John’s sister, Pat, graciously invited us to the rehearsal dinner, even though all we’d be doing for the wedding would be sitting in our chairs. I didn’t need to rehearse that. I have sitting down to an art form. But, the rehearsal dinner on the Lutsen resort beachfront was great. It was a perfect Minnesota evening, complete with a bonfire.
Saturday dawned as a perfect day for a beach wedding. By the time Anna, John’s niece, walked down the aisle it was 72 degrees with a slightly overcast sky, which kept us from roasting in the sun. You couldn’t ask for better wedding weather. It was beautiful.
We took a little time for fun with our kids during the weekend, too. Before we left on Sunday morning we went to the Alpine Slide on Lutsen mountain. I always like to do things that, deep down, scare me to death, but that I’m pretty sure I won’t die from. What a blast! I would have gone for the 40 ride pass if we’d had more time. I was accused of racing my niece (not Anna – Emily – who was joining us for the drive home) down the hill on our second turn down the mountain. But, seriously, we weren’t racing, I just went a little faster on the slow track than I did on my first trip. I’m way more adventuresome once I’m sure I won’t be killed having fun!