Meet: The Mississippi River

Minnesota has been making up for its horribly cold beginning of summer by blasting us with high heat and humidity these last few weeks of August. And if good ol’ MN had a suggestion box, I’d suggest it toΒ stop.Β Seriously. It’s been miserable. Cut it out, Minnesota.

So Darrin and I decided to do what every Minnesotan does when the weather is unbearably hot. We went boating. And it was marvelous. My love for Minnesota was restored. πŸ˜‰

Mississippi River BoatingThe temperature on the river was at least ten degrees colder, and there was a beautiful breeze that kept was cool even while we sat parked near some sandbar. Darrin and I would love to live on a lake, once we can afford to buy a home. I love being on the water! It’s such a nice way to “escape,” to take a little vacation from the craziness on shore.

While I wouldn’t advise swimming in the Mississippi River {it’s pretty dirty}, it is fun to boat along the river, stopping at different Minnesota towns along the way. Many of those towns have little “boat hotels” where you can park your boat for the night if you wanted to see a show at the local bar. Even spending the day like we did boating up and down the river, stopping at a few sandbars, having a beer and eating Doritos, was such a relaxing way to spend our Saturday afternoon! And the bluffs along the Mississippi River are gorgeous. If I could, I’d build my dream home right on top of the highest bluff. That view would be incredible!

We wet boating with friends from college, and I fell in love with their backyard. What a great outdoor patio and bar area! I love the canoe that’s roped to their dock, and I’m hoping that the next time we visit Darrin and I will be able to take that for a whirl. Although, that could be a “my-bad-I-flipped-the-canoe” moment just waiting to happen.

Boating BoatingI hope your weekends are filled with beautiful weather and relaxing moments! Anyone else suffering from this Midwest heat wave? Happy Sunday! πŸ™‚

5 Comments

  • Reply lilyzab August 25, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    such beautiful pics!

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    • Reply Grace Beekman August 26, 2013 at 7:59 am

      Thanks! It was such a beautiful day! πŸ™‚

  • Reply AJ August 26, 2013 at 7:47 am

    Ahh my parents and bf fam life in Michigan and I was shocked that it’s hotter there than in Atlanta! Hope you guys are still staying cool πŸ™‚

    AJ | TheAJMinute

    • Reply Grace Beekman August 26, 2013 at 8:02 am

      Oh my! Yes the heat wave has definitely taken over the Midwest! Maybe come September it will cool down! πŸ™‚

      • Reply AJ August 26, 2013 at 8:45 am

        Hopefully! πŸ™‚ I love fall just for the cooler weather haha!

        AJ | TheAJMinute

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