Spring has sprung at Brightwater!

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Hi All!How are you? It’s finally feeling like summer is here! Kids are mostly done with school, and It’s supposed to be in the 90’s next week. Sure signs that we are headed into the warm season! While I’ve been loving this weather, having windows thrown open and cool sleeping temps, a bit of that MN summer heat will feel good!I wanted to remind you that the Excelsior Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce is hosting Art on the Lake this weekend! It runs Saturday and Sunday the 11th & 12th right here on Water Street. It’s alway so incredible to see the caliber and quality of the juried art. There will be over 120 artists exhibiting. It’s going to be...

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Fathers

Hi All!How are you. I know I wrote to you last week, but I wanted to do a quick shoutout to all the fathers out there in celebration of Father’s Day this Sunday, June 19th.We all have fathers. Many of us are fathers. Many are raising fathers-to-be. It’s an honor to be a father to my girls Han and Lu. Being a father is full of wonderment as they arrive, joy, consternation and hard work as you raise them, proud moments as the achieve their successes, and at times you find yourself consoling and helping them back to their feet after a setback. I'm so proud of my girls as they have launched themselves into their own worlds. I’m so...

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A View from Water Street

  Hi All,How are you? I’m happy to say that I think we’ve finally broken free of grips of Winter 2022! It’s been so nice to see the landscapes greening up and boats starting to reappear on the lakes. Sure signs that summer will once again return to MN. I’m not going to lie, this cold winter and sunless spring took it's toll. Even on a guy that loves winter! Deb and I are going to jumpstart summer by taking off for a long week in Palm Springs, CA. This is a repeat visit, even to the same VRBO. We really found Palm Springs to our liking, and this house is perfect. It’s 10 minutes from the airport (Which is one...

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Big Sky, Montana

Hi All, How are you? It’s so nice to finally have some warmer temps. I’ll even take the rain as long as it stays warm… Which doesn’t seem to be coming as fast as I’d like it to. Oh well, Minnesota weather!I spent the last week or so in Big Sky, MT, with my daughters Hannah and Lucia. It’s an annual trip to spend time together and ski. They both have settled there. I’m pretty lucky! Pre-trip they were warning that that we may do more hiking than skiing as they had a warm spell that had taken a toll on the ski conditions. A week ago Monday, the day after I arrived, the snow came! Over 12 inches of it!...

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