Today Is Eight Eight Oh Eight …

That may be but a week ago we were kayaking on Lake MI and I still have a lot of vacation photos to share.  Anne and I shared a two person kayak.  We were part of a mixed flotilla of single and double kayaks, about 30 people all told.  We had two guides and we ended up only doing two miles.  There was quite a bit of algae in the water.  My understanding is that the zebra mussel is causing it.  We went from the state park’s beach to Eagle Point, but didn’t see any eagles.  On the lighter side Anne and I were mistaken for rangers on our was out.

Tonight is Muny night.  Anne, Joanie and I are going to go see Fiddler on the Roof, the last show of the season.  I’ll report on it tomorrow.

In honor of eight eight oh eight, this day in history (some what selective):

1942 Six Nazi saboteurs who had landed in the United States were executed in Washington, D.C. as illegal enemy combatants.

1968 Richard M. Nixon was nominated for president at the Republican National Convention in Miami Beach and chose Maryland Gov. Spiro T. Agnew to be his running mate.

1973 Vice President Spiro T. Agnew branded as “damned lies” reports he had taken kickbacks from government contracts in Maryland and vowed not to resign.

1974 President Richard Nixon announced he would resign following damaging revelations in the Watergate scandal.

1982 The Great Adventure, International Falls, MN to Emo [no emo jokes please], ON

Not one of the top ten bike days!  Sleep in ’til 8:30 – does that feel nice.  Reassemble bikes (my brake is screwed up) [after bus ride from Superior, WI] and do laundry, then buy groceries on U.S. side.  Crossing the bridge we have to talk to customs about our means of support [having a credit card seemed good enough].  It rains a little then.  We pick up maps and head out into the wind.  Lunch at McDonald’s, then more wind.  Nothing is really open until Emo.  We go for a motel, feeling wiped out by the wind.  Wuss, wuss, wuss.

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