August 9, 2015

Prior Lake Lakefront Days 2015



Prior Lake Lakefront Days 2015
Todd Swank's Diary Entry for August 9, 2015


On Sunday, we got to go boating one more time with Cousin Joey before he had to go back home.  Luke was pretty excited about that.


Avery has made it a goal this summer to learn how to knee board.  He's doing pretty good getting up, but I haven't seen any back-flips or 360 twists or anything yet.  He's gotta work on that.


Joey gave it a wack also and did pretty good.  He only bit the water a few times before getting up on it.


On Friday night, we headed down to Lakefront Days.  It's Prior Lake's annual festival to celebrate summer.  I go down there to celebrate my lovely wife.


We also went down to support our kids who were busy manning one of the booths for their high school robotics team.  They brought some of the cool robots down to show off to the kids in the community.


You can just see the joy in my boy's faces when they have the opportunity to work with kids.  It's kind of heartwarming for me to witness it.


On Saturday, we went down town to watch the parade.  
I Love A Parade!


This guy was all tongue.


It's been a long time since I've seen an actual DeLorean.  I kept yelling at the guy to get it up to 88 MPH so we could see it disappear into the future, but he didn't pay me any attention.  It was a little bit of a disappointment.


This lady appears to have been attacked by a snake while she was walking the parade route, but didn't seem too stressed out about it.  I was kind of surprised nobody was trying to help her.


Finally, the float we were waiting for arrived and we were pretty  impressed with it.  The KING TeC kids did a great job at building their castle and Coach Volm was beaming with pride while walking along side his team.  We're looking forward to another great year ahead of us!


Their future is so bright, they gotta wear shades.


When the horses come, you know the parade is over.  I always think they should make the horses go first so we can watch everyone have to navigate their droppings.  It would add an additional layer of excitement to the festivities.


On Saturday afternoon, we went to the high school graduation celebration of our old friend, Andy Schoen.  We've known Andy since he was a little boy, so it was a bit shocking seeing him as the man he has become.  Andy has signed a contract to play hockey in Sioux Falls this year and we're hoping to find the chance to go and see him play some time.  Congratulations, Andy!


On Saturday night, we connected with our old friends, Tim, Kelly, Dan, and Jen.  We were planning on going to Lakefront Days, but were side tracked by a Karaoke Bar.  I just can never pass the chance to sing Karaoke!


Dan and Jen are always game to get on the stage and sing it up also.  We were surprised to find the place pretty much empty, so we took turns serenading each other for most of the evening.  We had a great time, but I'm guessing the lady who was running the Karaoke machine was pretty much ready to quit her job before we were done.


Sheri took the stage and blew me away with her singing.  I think Jen kind of liked it also.