We drive and fly to Winnipeg and gather on the southeastern shore of Lake Winnipeg, at Victoria Beach. Shelley and Jim’s cottage, on the water, big views, huge deck. A sweet town to walk or bike to. The Moonlight Cafe where Craig buys a hat, his second. He wore the first one out.
Shelley’s nephew Dean, his girlfriend Jenny and her friend show up for an evening. He has a gas-powered blender that he uses to make wicked margaritas. We dance under the stars on the deck to Van Morrison’s “Moondance”.
It is such a quintessential prairie lake experience. The smell of algae. The sunsets. The storm. Perfect for us prairie people. Jeanne & Ron our honorary prairie folk. It’s good to reconnect to our childhood roots and do it with good friends.