Wisconsin Weekend Part II

Let’s get back to the weekend!  I think I left off with the group heading up to the house to make dinner after a fun and exciting day of biking and boating!

 

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While everyone was getting cleaned off and pitching in to make dinner, the BOY and I decided to introduce the gang to our favorite appetizer, Grilled Feta!

 

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Nobody had ever heard of it, but they were more than willing to try it out.  We put a plate on the table, and people moved in and out of the room, stopping for bites of this warm gooey cheese.  They were very impressed, and by the time dinner was ready, there were only a few crumbles remaining!

 

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Our friends are doing a CSA this year and they brought up this week’s share.  It included these sweet and delicious strawberries that I just had to snap a picture of!

 

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My Mom and I were in charge of the dinner veggies.  Quite possibly, I spent more time eating berries and cheese, but I did manage to wash and cut a few veggies as well.  We made a huge fresh salad with the lettuce from the CSA.

 

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Meanwhile, the men were in charge of the grill, with some assistance from this furry friend (most likely looking for handouts)!

 

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I must say, there was a lot of excitement and chatter going on near the grill area.

 

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Our dinner turned out fantastic…especially this basket of stirfry CSA vegetables!  And the teriyaki salmon was mouth watering perfection.  I told the BOY to take notes because cedar plank salmon is my FAVORITE grilled fish!

 

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After dinner, we headed outside for some wine and the sunset…two things that you know I LOVE!

 

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It looked like it was going to be a promising evening!

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We all gathered around the pier to watch the sun setting and my dad play with this fun new toy!

 

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Which he almost lost under the pier, but DID loose under the aqua patio!

 

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The rescue mission provided us with some much needed entertainment as the sky was cloudier than I realized and the sunset was a little bland.

 

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I did manage to take a few pretty photos, but the conversations and laughter were the highlight of our night!

 

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That is until we all loaded back into the boat for some ice cream!

 

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There is an adorable little ice cream parlor on the other side of the lake, and we eagerly trekked in excited to try all of their unique flavors!

 

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Everyone loved their ice cream (and the chocolate turtle that we purchased)!  The BOY ordered a caramel sundae, which I must have eaten half of, and my Mom got this cotton candy ice cream that tasted EXACTLY like cotton candy.  I was a bigger fan of the chocolate fudge ice cream hiding underneath.

 

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We all piled back into the house exhausted after our long day of eating and activity.  I happily flung myself up onto the top bunk above the BOY were I crashed immediately.  I was so happy and relaxed after a fun day in Wisconsin and feeling so grateful for the close friends and family that I have.  I was looking forward to our next morning together before the BOY and I had to return home to the real world.

 

Did you miss it???

Here is the first Wisconsin Weekend post!

 

And you can read about our 4th of July trip to Green Lake last year too!

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