Friday, August 21, 2015

Pig in the Pines 2015

It's our Annual trip up north for The Pig in the Pines event.  We left on Thursday night after work with our fantastic neighbors.  We hit er' hard that night and by 9:15 we were listening to our favorite one man band Brad Emanual and would have been dancing on the tables but they were full.  We took this selfie and noticed a almost naked girl in the background.  We all looked at her after we seen the photo and yes she does have a shirt on.....  We met a couple when we went to the Dominican, they have a cabin near Minocqua so we sent this photo to them and said.... "we started without you"....

When we finally got to the cabins it was late but we drank some more and sat by the fire.  Then about 1:30am we decided to drive to the lake and take pictures of the full moon.   Yep good decisions we were making at that time of night.  It was fantastic, it was warm the moon was so reflective off the water and we had taken a couple drinks along to enjoy.  

Paul and Kathy being so romantic.... or preventing each other from falling in the water.

Paul, Kathy and John were by the beach and I was still over to the left by the boat landing and a pickup drives in, hops out and shines a flashlight on them.... I was walking towards him and he quickly shines his big ole flashlight on me and says "hey what are you doing"..... "taking pictures of the moon you wanna see?"  He was the DNR and I think he thought he just busted some kids for partying at the beach at 2am.  Nope just a couple of middle aged folks who don't know when to go to bed.  He talked to us for awhile and then as he hopped by in his truck he said..... "just clean up before you leave"

When John was on almost being awake for 24 hours we decided it was time for bed..... Friday morning came awful early and we got onto the water pretty early.  When we pontoon we pontoon all day long...........

I took my camera with on Friday and got a few shots along the way. 

I think this is his way of giving me the bird.

While on our pontoon ride we rested by an island and cooked some snacks and had a few old fashions.  Of course you drink you have to pee right?  This island wasn't very big so I found a tree to squat by and the ground was at an angle so it was a perfect choice so the pee would run down the hill and not puddle by my feet.  Well until the tree broke that I was hanging onto and I fell down tumbling down that hill.....
John yelling - (as he sees my blonde head bouncing around on the ground).... "what are you doing?"
Me - (being very quiet so no one sees me)
John - "Connie you okay?"
Me - (thinking SHUT UP)
John - "do you need help?"
Me - NO!!!!

Got myself back on my feet, swim bottoms pulled back up and just bleeding a bit from the sticks that poked through my skin.  Yep I was an embarrassed mess.  I chose to pee on the ground cuz I didn't want to get wet...... well I was in the lake anyway.

If I didn't tell you before I'll tell you again  "I am my mother"

Now tonight is the full moon so after we got off the lake we drove around stopping for me to take pictures.  Paul is really good at stopping, John doesn't stop for anything. 

 I think we might have went to bed early this night..... well early like by 11:30

Saturday we are up and on the lake again.  We're pretty excited to meet our new friends from the Dominican.  We find a spot at Beer Can Island and yep...... have a few cocktails. 

No camera today since I think it might not survive very well.  So my cell phone was used to take a picture of us having no fun at all.

We all might be getting a little too much sun......... Yep I'm going with the sun :)

We were to go to pig in the pines for ribs tonight.... we might have stayed on the water a bit too long so we got to Pig in the Pines 15 minutes before it was over.  A full rack of ribs shared between 6 of us and the last two songs from the band..... and me thinking our shadows were pretty darn cool. 

yep me being a dork...... I am my mother!!

A few stops later and bedtime about 3:30am..... sleep is for the weak.

Sunday Funday we took a walk around Mainstreet.  A fun photo of Kathy and I.

I think everyone needs to look at my by lying on the ground - I'm much thinner and taller.

And another night of Brad Emanual and this time we had a table to dance on..... Oh boy!!

Late night again.

Monday morning Flea Market stop and we're heading home. 

It was a fantastic weekend, we had so much fun and way too much laughter.  Already counting the days till next year. 

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