Boats. The Patient Spouse is from people who have boats. Boats are critical to their social standing, their recreational choices, their very self worth. I guess – I actually don’t know, because I come from the No Boat People, the group that thinks it’s hilarious to tell that old joke about the two happiest days of a boat owner’s life*, over and over and over.
But anyway, there’s no denying the Patient Spouse’s attraction to boats, which is how we found this enclave of out-of-water vessels. But you know that I was really looking at the clouds, and that the boats were just a convenient thing to have in the front of the image…
Silver Bay, Minnesota
*The day they buy it, and the day they sell it. Hilarious, right?
The Minnesotans where we stayed told us many times that the lake was unusually smooth, so I guess it was. But I guess these fishermen (fisherpersons?) were happy about it.
(Also, that skinny strip of land in the background is Wisconsin. I knew you were wondering.)
Lake Superior – Brighton Beach
near Duluth, Minnesota