After the last two days of partying, we were in need of some recovery. With today being Julene’s 50th, it didn’t mean we’d be lying in bed sipping Camomile Tea, but hopefully we wouldn’t be partying for 15 hours straight. The perfect recovery from a few days partying with the Smigiel’s is spending it on the water on their boat.
We had two days of perfect weather, so we hit Lake Minnetonka for some float time. I thought it was funny that these Minnesotan’s were all in shorts and bikini’s and Cindy and I were in sweatshirts. The temps were in the high 70’s, which was beautiful, but with no humidity, there definitely was a nip in the air for our thin Florida blood.
I was just happy to be on the water. I love the water like nothing else no matter what type of water it is. I love to swim, be under water and float atop it. Cindy and I have always said that if we cant be living on the water, then we need 180 degree opposite and need to be in the mountains, but even while camping and spending time in the mountains, we always seemed to find water to play in. The cool thing about Lake Minnetonka is the lake is huge, and it’s surrounded by big bluff’s or hills with beautiful homes perched atop them.
Lake Homes obviously are big money. Lake Minnetonka homes take that to a whole new level. I’d be content living in many of the boat houses along this lake, and cant even begin to imagine the homes themselves. Tish was telling us that the property costs are so high around this lake, that the taxes alone for some of these homes is in the 6 digit level. Then they go on to tell you that many of these homes are simply Summer Homes that are closed up during the winter months when the owners go south to warmer weather. You know that 1%, well this is the .09% when it comes to Big Money.
It’s fun to just sit back and watch the dazzling array of boats float past. This lake is monstrous, and has every type of boat under the sun. I think the only boat we didn’t see in our two days floating its shores was an Air Boat. You get to see everything from the sailing school that is teaching young kids the proper techniques of handling a sailboat, to the classic wooden boats kept in lift in a boat house except for the perfect days like today when they’re brought out to cruise around and show off. There are fisherman in 10′ John-Boats to million dollar Riva’s with thousands of horsepower motors. People paddling SUP’s, floating around in kayaks or hovering above the water with Jet Boots on.