An ice carnival? You betcha (Jan. 19)

January 15, 2008

One of my longstanding desires is to visit St. Paul, Minnesota, during its Winter Carnival. This year it’s Jan. 23 to Feb. 3, and once again I won’t make it. I’m getting closer, sort of — we were at the Minnesota State Fair in August, also in St. Paul — and since 99 percent of my husband’s family lives in Minnesota I’m pretty confident that one day I’ll be in the Crystal Courtyard, munching something from the Hot Dish Tent …

The closest I’ll get this winter is The Loop’s Ice Carnival on Saturday, Jan. 19. It’s some consolation that a group of snowboarders from the Great White North will be down to school the locals in their art. Word is snow will be trucked to St. Louis for the event, although I also heard that snow machines would be on hand. Either way, the temps will be right for it!

There are other attractions too — chili cookoff, snoball-throwing booths, ice sculptures, human dogsleds — and there’s a full schedule at The Loop’s homepage.

And now I’ve got to log off and get my own little Abominable Snowman healthy enough so he can participate! Or, at the very least, fed and back down for a nap so I can pay some bills and keep our heat on. šŸ™‚

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One Response to “An ice carnival? You betcha (Jan. 19)”

  1. laz56 Says:

    Please don’t critique my writing… I know you are a journalist. šŸ™‚ I was just at the winter carnival. Check out my site. I put photos on my flickr. Enjoy!

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