My summer in Minnesota is rapidly coming to an end. Last weekend was the Seester farewell party that my sister arranged to a beautiful log lodge in Ely. The "girls only" weekend was a big success that left us with sore sides from laughing and sore cheeks from grinning. We did the casino, hiked by the lakes, shopped in the revigorated town of Ely, attended the Harvest Festival, ate, drank, and giggled late into the night. The huge Jacuzzi in the room was a big hit, and we all took our turn soaking in the bubbles. Thanks, Lori.....it was the best!
Tomorrow I head south to pack up and say my goodbyes to friends and family, then will go to South Dakota for a week of camping and riding in the Black Hills. By the end of the month I will be back in the warm, sunny Southwest again. Will be good to be home, but it has been a fun, busy summer with yet more memories.