Sunday, July 20, 2014

Waterski Show

There is a free waterski show on the Mississippi near downtown Minneapolis during the summertime.  I’m sure it has been going on for many years, but last summer was the first time I checked it out.  I wanted to go back this year, but it was unlikely I’d get around to it.  Then I was sitting on the bus coming home from soccer today and I thought, “I think this is going to go right near the show.”  And, “It’s 3PM, I think the show starts at 3pm.”  I quickly pulled out the bus map to see if I was as close as I thought, and then ran through the reasons why I should/shouldn’t stop.

#1 – I was pretty sure this was where the show was last year, but I had not checked this year to see if it was in the same spot.
#2 – I had spoken to my sister-in-law on the phone that morning and she thought they might go.
#3 – I didn’t actually KNOW what time the show was, but I had run into someone else from the yoga studio at the farmer’s market yesterday and she had mentioned the waterski show and I thought she said it was 3pm.
#4 – I had “lunch” at 9:45AM so I would probably be getting hungry soon, but I did have a good snack with me.
#5 – I was out of water.

The last one was my primary concern.  But I figured my brother would have water and I did have grapes as part of my snack.  So I pulled the bus cord (one stop past where I wanted to go, I was thinking as fast as I could!) and started walking.  

#1 – Yes the waterski show was there.
#2 – No, I did not find my family. (I learned there was a 7pm show too so maybe they went to that one.)
#3 –   Yes the show began at 3PM.
#4 – My snack was awesome.
#5 – I found a drinking fountain to fill up my water bottle.

I greatly respect the athleticism of all the water skiers and after the show I caught the bus more easily than many of the people got back to their cars.

It was 6PM when I got home hungry.  Unlike nearly every other Sunday (when I typically do my grocery shopping), I had so much yummy food waiting for me!  Veggie joes and green bean fries which I made for dinner last night.  Salad with homemade dressing, cucumber dill dip for my fresh market snap peas and yummy fruit.  This is my favorite time of year for fruit!

On a separate note, we try to have a few special event days at the farmer's market.  I volunteered to be in charge of "Health and Wellness" day, because that is my thing.  One difficulty at the market is wind.  Things are always blowing away at the info table.  So I jerry-rigged this little stand to put free yoga passes in out of two cardboard food boxes and old calendars (to make them look nicer).  Now I'll just put some rocks in the bottom box, and hopefully have a secure set-up.  I have one more to make for our health and wellness activities raffle.

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