Monday, June 25, 2012

Tin Fish and Lake Calhoun

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No one can say that my husband and I don't know how to have a good time.  We shamelessly joyride our kid-less life for all it is worth.  I found out the hard way from the untimely deaths of my parents that it is not worth waiting around to have fun.  So it might be just a boring Monday or Wednesday.  But in the Summer that means dinner at Tin Fish.  And the top photo is the fabulous view.  Not too shabby for Minneapolis!  For the uninitiated, Minneapolis has a whole chain of lakes that have walking and biking paths circling around the whole lake.  We are some of the lake's busiest pedestrians.   

Tin Fish has fish.  But we always order the burger.  One of the best.  A crispy grilled bun, a burger similar to meatloaf and a thick slab of gooey melted cheese.  Heaven.  Tin Fish is only open in the Summer.  So when the last burger is served in the Fall and the grease is a fading memory, the sadness sets in.


Don't worry if you consume too many calories at Tin fish.  Paddle boarding, canoeing and kayaking await.

And there is always bird watching.  Ha!  Tonight a lady brought her pet parrot.  He entertained the kids while the parents waited in the long food line.  And waited.  And waited..........................


Last Summer after eating at Tin Fish we were lucky enough to get a free sailing lesson.  Not tonight.  Tonight we walked.  

And were rewarded with a beautiful Sunset at the end of the night.  Just another day in paradise.  Hmmm.  I wonder if anyone has ever said that about Minnesota before.

12 comments:

DJan said...

Oh, I LOVE your post today, Sharon. It made me smile, all of it, from the tin fish (I wouldn't eat fish made out of tin, either) to the paddle boards, to the sunsets, every last picture. Have a GREAT DAY! You have inspired me to have one, just for you. Oh, and also for me. :-)

Honest Abe said...

This is a special post. I am lucky to get one picture online but you seem able to get a bunch of them and all good ones.

Donald Urness said...

If children played with my bird Art there would be a blood bath. Unfortunatly Art does not play well with other children. He is a cranky old fart kind of like his ...insert word here...servant might work well.

Nancy Claeys said...

Love your attitude, Sharon. And that burger is to die for! :)

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I would say you are loving your life to the fullest! And that burgers looks and sounds mouth watering!
love
tweedles

ps-did you ever have a tamale recipe?

The Chair Speaks said...

We agree that you enjoy while you can. Lovely pictures!

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Linda Hensley said...

Gorgeous photos! You could put together a travel brochure. You're so right about enjoying life while we've got it.

Jenny Woolf said...

Looks like there is a really nice atmosphere there, with all the people having fun. Storing up good memories for when the cold times come :)

TexWisGirl said...

oh, that burger meal looks DELISH!!! and the views are gorgeous!!! food with a view! and entertainment, too! :)

Pat Tillett said...

Great photos and it sounds and looks like a really nice place!