a.k.a. Goblin Girl

Welcome to Minnesota.

Welcome to Minnesota.

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A random guy at the Brew Fest, wearing a pretzel necklace and Bill Fucking Murray.

A random guy at the Brew Fest, wearing a pretzel necklace and Bill Fucking Murray.

We’re having another winter storm here in Minnesota.  Whether you love or hate the cold, I still think freshly fallen snow is wonderful to gaze upon.

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I’m such a sucker for sunsets, and Minnesota has some of the best I’ve ever seen. On the way to dinner tonight, the sky was filled with amazing hues of purple and orange. Unfortunately, I’m not sure my camera phone could capture all the colors I was seeing.

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I know it isn’t the same, but when I hear about the cold air coming our way and that many schools and businesses are preemptively shutting down for Monday, I can’t help but think it will be something like this.

Thank goodness it will just be an arctic blast that can give us frostbite in 5 minutes, but not cold enough to be like this movie, right?  At least I can try to freeze some bubbles or turn boiling water into snow.  We’ll see if I’m brave enough to want to even stick my head outside when it’s here.

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It’s so cold and snowy that even BooBoo doesn’t want to venture too far outside today.

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Chick - Fil - A in Minnesota!

Guys!  This is not a drill.  3 new restaurants opened up this week around the Twin-City area.  My husband surprised me by driving up to one today and I freaked out. 

I even took a picture of myself in front of the busy door, but I thought it was a bit too ugly for you to see.  My expression, however, had all the feels of every meme ever made.

For the official first day of Spring, we decided to venture out of the cabin and head to the Lodge for the comforts of hot chocolate, cookies and WiFi.   But before we managed to get here, we decided to go to the nature center and make ourselves our first ever dreamcatchers.
So how is everyone else today?

For the official first day of Spring, we decided to venture out of the cabin and head to the Lodge for the comforts of hot chocolate, cookies and WiFi.   But before we managed to get here, we decided to go to the nature center and make ourselves our first ever dreamcatchers.

So how is everyone else today?

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It only took an extra hour, but we did manage to make it to the Gunflint Lodge in one piece.  I guess during that time of day, the deer come out for corn noms, so John unloaded the car and we bundled up to head to the lake with my camera, and suddenly found ourselves surrounded by about 20 deer.  One of them kept coming up to my hubby and nudging him for more dried corn, so naturally I had to take several dozen pictures.  I especially love how they are being dusted by the snow that has continued to fall since early this morning.

Unfortunately, there is absolutely no internet or phone service in the area.  The only place we can get anything is the lodge, so I may be incommunicado for a couple of days.  Also, the rest of the week may be too cloudy to see the Northern Lights, but there is hope that Thursday night, the day of my birthday, may have some clear skies.  I’m keeping my fingers crossed, but if we don’t get it this time, I’m determined to try again at a later date.  In the meantime we have a cabin to ourselves with a hot tub built for two, a fireplace, each other… and friendly deer.

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