Sunday, January 27, 2008

Helping the Michigan tourism industry

Michigan could use some sunshine. We've had almost two weeks of cloudy, gray skies and it's been hard to maintain my normally sunny disposition (lol), but I found the perfect picker upper. I convinced my hubby that a day outside in frigid temperatures was just what we needed, so off we went to the quaint Bavarian town of Frankenmuth to check out their annual Snowfest activities.

Brrr...it was cold, but it was fun watching the people and checking out the goodies in the warming tents. I experienced a couple of firsts too. Did you know people can actually bowl with frozen turkeys? That just doesn't seem right, but people were lining up to throw wrapped turkeys down a snow alley. To each their own I guess. I prefer my turkey stuffed with all the trimmings. The other thing I discovered was a new drink made from butterscotch schnapps and hot cocoa topped with a dollop of whipped cream. Yum! That sure helped take the chill away.

Here are a few pictures to give you an idea of what you missed. First up are a couple of snow statues.

Pirate

Wildlife


There were lots of ice statues scattered around too. My favorites were Minnie Mouse and Yogi Bear.

Minnie Mouse

Yogi Bear


I didn't see Mickey Mouse around, but I took 25 pictures altogether if you're interested. In the meantime, I'm heading out to the kitchen to see if I have any cocoa and butterscotch schnapps!

3 comments:

abi said...

Gloomy is right. I can't believe how gray the pictures are.

The sculptures are amazing. But I wonder how the sculptors feel watching the damn things melt after putting in all that work.

What was up with the decapitated head in front of Mr. and Mrs. Snowman?

Kathy said...

Abi, that decapitated head just proves that snow people have dysfunctional families too. One of them obviously knocked someone's block off. ;-)

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