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It was fun until I fell into the river

September 8, 2009 - Cindy Votruba
Seven years ago, Julie Powell started a blog on cooking her way through Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking in a year. My blog here tends to be about my random life experiences, so this one won’t be any different. Here I was with a few days off in a row and I wanted to do something fun. Of course, I could’ve done my laundry and washed my dishes, but who wants to do that? (well, I did wash my dishes Monday morning, along with a couple of loads of clothes; took out some recycling too!)

Saturday, I suggested going to Willmar to see what’s at the Goodwill and maybe eat at one of the Chinese buffets. We didn’t get there until 2:45, but there were still quite a bit of people there eating lunch, and more kept coming in. Not bad for an off hour. We also went to Target, Menards and Best Buy. Got the “Breakfast Club” for $6.99.

I didn’t want to waste the weather on Sunday, so I had Ross come up with an idea. He suggested going to Alexander Ramsey Park in Redwood Falls. It wasn’t too bad hiking along the trail and looking at the little zoo. Then we decided to go close to the river and he had given me the option of going the shortcut to the lookout area. Of course that involved scrambling down some rocks and trying to get across the river. I misjudged my step and landed right in the river. My shirt and shorts clung to me and my socks and shoes were just soaked. Needless to say, the walk wasn’t much fun anymore. I scraped my right arm and have a couple of scratches on my right knee. I think I wounded my pride more than anything as it was kind of embarrassing falling in in front of a group of people that were behind us and then having to go the rest of the way looking like a drowned rat.

OK, I told Ross we didn’t need to hang out on Monday, but after doing the dishes and washing clothes, watching a couple episodes of “The Flight of the Conchords," and running a couple errands, I wanted something else to do. So I suggested going to see “Julie and Julia.” We hit the 4:30 matinee and had a good time. Then it was to Varsity Pub for paninos. Full paninos and fries were $6.50 that day, so I took advantage with the alfredo pie one. That’s my new favorite.

 
 

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