Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Into The Far North

This is my first post since arriving home from Minnesota yesterday so I have some catching up to do. Didn't really take a lot of pictures while I was up there. Kind of lazy and we didn't go to a lot of bars. Anyway, I will be catching up over the next few days.

I also want to want to let you know that I changed my hit counter. The old one kind of went kaput and put up an erroneous count. I switched to another one and started the count at 650,000 this morning. It was over 638,000 on August 29th, the last time I made a note of it. I figured 650,000 was a nice round number and in the ballpark.

Okay, back to the matters at hand. While visiting with our friends Jon and Ruthie we decided to hit The Winton Liquor Store.

AKA WLS


Believe it or not, this place is one of the hottest around. But what brought us was the promise of midget wrestling.

How Could You Not Come?


Well, don't get too excited. There will not be any pictures. We saw the ad for this in a paper and it said "Women's Midget Wrestling." That, of course, is what got us interested. Except Ruthie who just shook her head, yelled something that sounded like "perfarts," as she left the room. I think that is what distracted us so that we misread the date. Damn, it is tomorrow, not today.

Some of our crowd found other ways to amuse themselves.

And They Bought Pull Tabs Too


Bar Man is not a big fan of pull tabs so I just turned away and concentrated on my drinking.

Rum And Coke


Earlier we helped Jon move his dock and I thought I would share these beefcake photos with you. Kind of to make up for not having any of the midget wrestlers.

My Buddy Cubby


Hard as it may be to believe, Cubby climbed Kilimanjaro just a few years ago. He is kind of our hero, although he is much younger than us.

It was Jon and his wife Ruthie who I came up to visit, Cubby and the guy in the background, Joe, had come up to go on a canoe trip. All four, Jon, Ruthie, Cubby, and Joe were heading into the boundary waters for 5 or 6 days. Although, to look at the size of their packs, you would have thought a 6 month artic expedition.

Jon Struttin' His Stuff


I just stayed at Jon's from Friday afternoon to Monday morning and then headed up to International Falls to visit my friends Bruce and Donna. More on that tomorrow.