Canoe Season Begins!

Last night marked the official start of the Cedar Lake canoe season. Jim Brakken and I brought out the canoe to the Cedar lake racks in Minneapolis. Thursday night is now the sacrosanct canoe night – between ice out and ice in. Jim also brings home the prize for going along on this year’s ice breaker canoe run. which we did 3 weeks ago.


Ice breaker Run: No snacks sadly, but after breaking ice on Hiawatha, Jim and I paddled the Minnehaha Creek down to Sea Salt just before the Minnehaha Falls for Summit Beer and clam chowder. A good mix.

Canoe Opener: Sadly no snacks in the boat, but we did have a 6 pack of Stella Artois. 5 of the 6 consumed. We compensated for no snacks by running over the “The Nook” in St. Paul for burgers the size of infants. Bonus!!! for switching tables with a larger group, Jim and I each got a comped can of Miller High life!! The Champagne of Beers.