We left Atlantic Yacht Basin on Monday the 16th of April - approximately 1,300 miles separate us from Broulee right now. The trip was good, stopping for an overnight near Cleveland and then coasting into White Bear Lake, Minnesota around 6:30 the next evening. I love this time of year in Minnesota, you can almost see and hear the flowers, trees and grass growing. We, along with most of the midwest had record breaking temps soaring into the 80's during the month of March, but as I type this, our temps are in the mid 40's with a lite rain falling - ahh, spring time in Minnesota.
Sunday - before our departure, we worked diligently to prepare Broulee for storage (in the water undercover). Izzy supervised the packing of items to be brought home.
Looks like everyone is excited about going home - even Bluey and Hot doggy.
Yup - that's our Yamaha 15 Hp from our old dinghy - hey and room to spare. "Are you sure we don't want to bring anything else back?"
Whatdaya think - will it fit? This is the Norfolk pine Rick rescued from the dumpster back at Legacy Harbour Marina in January. It would be a shame to just let it gasp to death while we are at home for a month. It will not be coming back to Broulee on the return trip!
What the heck??????? Whose idea was this??????
We have spent the past week cleaning gardens, trimming trees, celebrating with neighbors, hugging kids and grandkids and enjoying the wonders of springtime.
Our second load of the day - heading to compost - the not so fun part of all of this.