June 10, 2023

Hot Fun in the Summer Time


Hot Fun in the Summer Time
Todd Swank's Diary Entry for June 10, 2023

Tuesday night Luke asked me to take him and Andy fishing on Spring lake.  It was a bit hazy from the Canadian wildfires, but otherwise a beautiful night.  Unfortunately, we didn't have much luck fishing, but did have a good time cruising around a lake we don't visit all that often.

We watched a mama duck and her babies swim off into the sunset which was a pretty pleasant experience.

  Thursday night was our Prior Lake Empty Nester Get Together for June.  We decided to give the Shakopee House and Tiki Bar a try.

We had another good turn-out this month with some faces we hadn't seen for quite awhile.  The Shakopee House & Tiki bar is under new ownership and has been completely renovated.  Having drinks while overlooking the river was pretty cool.

They also featured some roving entertainers including this nice magician.  She was actually pretty good and gave us all a few laughs.  I'm pretty sure she wasn't really magic, though.

When we walked out of the restaurant at the end of the evening, Karl spotted this raccoon sneaking around the garbage can so I leapt into action.  Miss Sheri gets so worked up with me when I try to photograph animals like this.  She's always yelling at me to not get too close.  I'm not sure what she gets so worked up about.  I'm not afraid of this guy causing me any real damage.  I do know a little karate after all.

On Friday night, we went to Lakeville to spend the evening with our old buddy, Tim Ashland.  We had a splendid few hours reminiscing about old friends and experiences.  We also enjoyed visiting B52's and Baldy's Tailgate Bar which were a couple new places for us.  Both were a bunch of fun.

On Saturday, we stopped out at JDC-Miller MotorSports for a celebration being hosted by Porsche in honor of their 75th anniversary.  Apparently a bunch of Porsche owners had a drive around the cities before the event so I naturally had to sneak a photo while perched between their beautiful automobiles.

We were invited to attend by our friends, Jeanine & Guy Perera.  Their son, Ryan, is an engineer on the race team and they were showcasing their new car.  I'm not much of a race fan, but my understanding is this is the first Porsche GTP Customer racecar and the team just competed in their first race with it back in May.  Here's an article that gives more details.  Pretty awesome stuff.

Miss Sheri has always been a race fan and I'm sure she'd do well as a driver if given the chance.  That lady is fast.

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