March 19, 2023

Almost a Pot of Gold on St. Patrick's Day


Happy St. Patrick's Day 2023
Todd Swank's Diary Update for March 19, 2023

My friends down south can't believe we still have as much snow as we do.  This winter has been pretty brutal with not a lot of relief for us.  It currently ranks as the 8th snowiest year in Minnesota history and who knows if it's done yet.  I'm hoping it is and seriously considering moving south for next winter.   

Krazy Kory & Young Ben came to town this weekend to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with us.  We hooked up with our old buddies Jen & Dan Walters to drink some green beers at St. Patrick's Tavern in New Prague, Minnesota.  It seemed like the appropriate place to be.

It was a hootenanny for the entire evening. A band called Wreckless was there and they were Jamming!  I heard sounds I never knew could be made by stringed instruments before.  I had an out of body experience listening to their Twangy Beats, but that also could have been caused by all the green beer that was flowing.

@toddswank Wreckless plays at St. Patrick’s Tavern in New Prague, Minnesota on St. Patrick’s Day. #stpatricksday #stpatricks #tavern #newpraguemn #wreckless ♬ original sound - Todd Swank


Krazy Kory made it a fun evening.  He's always making new friends everywhere we go.

I was making new friends also.  I saw this little guy sitting nearby and I grabbed him immediately.  The way he looked made me swear he was a little leprechaun.  I'd heard you can sometimes catch them and convince them to lead you to their pot of gold so I jumped at the chance.  And I swear he was just about to tell me when some lady started screaming and said something like "Let go of my baby."  As I explained to the officer, you really shouldn't dress your kid that way if you don't want these kinds of things to happen.  They let me off with a warning, but I was ticked off the rest of the night because I never did end up with any gold.

Saturday morning, we grabbed Luke &Avery & Abby and headed to have a gourmet meal at iHop.  I sure do love me some pancakes.

We then headed to Mystic Lake Casino to try to win some jackpots together.  We held our own, but I was again reminded that I was moments away from a pot of gold the night previous.  It always feels like I'm a day late and dollar short from the easy riches!   It was good to hang out with Krazy Kory and Young Ben though.

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