rollin’ on the river

it was a hot and steamy night when the prairie fire lady choir met on harriet island in st. paul to sing aboard the jonathan padelford riverboat.

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the program, “river city revue,” was hosted by the mississippi river fund, works progress, and the national park service. the evening’s theme was “wicked river.”

All I need is a kazoo and a ticket to board the boat!

all we needed was a ticket to board and our trusty kazoos.

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i got photobombed.

Prairie Fire Ladies do two beers at once (to avoid the line).

and i purchased two beers for myself so i wouldn’t have to wait in line again.

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Our name on a poster! (aka I am a sucker.)

i also gifted myself with a t-shirt of the mpls skyline (see that “gold medal flour”? that’s how you know what it is) and a poster with the choir’s name listed on it (and it now resides in my cubicle at work).

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at the end of the evening, many of us found our way to the roof of the boat — admiring downtown st. paul without any obstructions.

Memory of downtown St. Paul from the river

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and afterwards i went home and promptly dug into the ice cream that was waiting for me in the freezer.