Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Winter Storm in Minnesota
Last week we headed to Minnesota to visit Joe’s family and to jointly celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas with all his family. I lived in Minnesota for almost 8 years and I always feel bummed to have to go back during the wintertime because that was my least favorite time of the year living there. But, because the holidays happen to take place during winter up in the Northern Hemisphere, I had to pack my bags and head to the Midwest for some days.
Climate change jokes are not funny.
But, before the city turned white, we managed to sneak some walks downtown Stillwater, the small town on the border with Wisconsin where my in laws live and where Joe is from, as well as some field trips to neighboring towns.
After walking around the Boom Site, as this place is called, we headed to Marine on St. Croix, the town where Garrison Keiler gets his inspiration for his show “Prairie Home Companion.” This very small town is home to less than 700 people, according to the US 2012 Census.
Also on Sunday, I had the joy to watch cardinals feed on the birdfeeder my in laws have in their yard. At some point, there were 4 couples of cardinals flying around, their redness even more noticeable in the fresh white snow!
I got my snow after all!