July 22, 2013

Celebrating my 43rd birthday on the St. Croix River with the Zitzewitz Family


Celebrating my 43rd birthday on the St. Croix River with the Zitzewitz Family
Todd Swank's Diary Entry for July 21, 2013


July 20 was my 43rd birthday.  In celebration, we rode down this brand new lift to the St. Croix River for a day of fun with good friends.


The Zitzewitz Family was so nice to invite us over to spend Saturday with them.  At least, I think we were invited.  It's also possible we just showed up and they're just so nice they didn't want to say anything.  What good people.


The boys wanted to show Aaron their new tube, so Karl was nice enough to take them out for a spin.


Karl asked if I wanted to be the "Spotter" and watch to make sure thje kids don't fall off.  I think he just likes me on the SeaDoo with him because it makes him look so good.


After awhile, I switched spots with Anna to go on the tube with the boys.  I think they like that because it makes them look so good.


Miss Sheri told me she took this picture because she thought Tina looked so nice with the trees behind her.  I thought it was a very good picture as well!


Eventually, we put the tube away and went for a boat ride instead.   The boys don't like to sit by us any more, so they sit up front.




Karl showed us a neat trick where he hovers above the water and watches for fish.


He has a similar technique he uses for bird watching.


Pretty soon we all had to go to the bathroom.  Then we called it a day and drove back to shore.


We had to leave the river early to go back home and take Grandma Linda to the Outback for my birthday.  She really likes the Outback.  And she did give birth to me all those years ago, I figure I owe it to her.