Lois and I took my mom on one of the paddle wheel boats in Stillwater last Friday evening to celebrate my mom's birthday. What a beautiful night! We headed north on the river and had a delicious supper. The trip was two hours long and then we strolled downtown. I love Stillwater and I love the St. Croix. Sometimes I can hardly believe all this beauty is so close to home. My mom's doing her best imitation of Leonardo DiCaprio (or is it Kate Winslet?).