This weekend I’m heading out of town for a family reunion. We’re heading “Up North” as people from Minnesota like to say. When you go “Up North” it essentially means you’re heading out of the Twin Cities area even though you can leave the city by going south too. Hey, what can I say.. we’re directionally challenged.
But in our case we really are heading up north, going to a resort area on a big lake called Leech Lake. It sounds gross… I know, leeches are despicable little sucking bastards.
But the lake itself is beautiful, and no, it’s not full of leeches. In fact I have been to the lake many times in my life and have never seen one leech – unless it was on the end of a fishing hook. It’s an extremely unfortunate name.
But the weirdly named lake is not the story here. The family reunion is. I have a fairly good sized extended family including aunts, uncles, cousins and all my cousins’ kids. And I don’t remember the last time we were all together. I am not sure if we’ll all be together this weekend but it sounds like the vast majority of them will be there.
This includes family from six different states all coming to northern Minnesota to eat, drink and be merry. Then drink some more. Because if there is one thing m family enjoys, it’s their beer. And booze. And wine.
Fortunately all the alcohol rarely leads to major drama – we all get along pretty well. However I am hoping for at least a little drama… after all, I’ve got a freakin’ blog that needs material. If anything wild happens I’ll be sure to let you know next week.
And hopefully I’ll have a cell signal… if so I’ll be tweeting out occasional photos.
And on a side note…our FENCE IS DONE!!! It took a week and four different days of work from the crew building it, but it’s finally done. I’ll post pics of that next week too.