Today is December 1st! And you know what that means, right?? It means if you still haven’t eaten or frozen that turkey, ya better throw it out!
Actually what it symbolizes is the smell of a two stroke…ah…the snowmobile fumes in the air. SNOWMOBILE SEASON STARTS TODAY!!!! And to get things started, we are in a winter weather advisory. TASA is going to hold off a couple of days before starting to groom, but Grand Marais is out laying their trail(s). I think possibly Paradise might be too, but not sure. Just don’t forget that if you come to a closed gate, DO NOT GO AROUND IT!!! That is private property and that portion of the trail will not open until after muzzle loading season.
Dan is out working for TASA someplace, replacing posts and signs that ATV riders DROVE RIGHT OVER!!! WHAT DO they get out of destroying those signs???
This really is the first time that I have been alone since 1985. Dan and I always had a dog in the house, so even if Dan was out working away from our business, I had companionship. Winter will be a very hard reminder of not having any of our pets with us. I especially miss them both this time of year and I don’t know why it is so much worse now. It will have been a year January 12th that we had to put little Chewy to sleep, but at least I had Nick to keep me company the rest of the winter while Dan was grooming trails. And it will be hard for Dan too because no matter what time of the day or night that Dan would come home, as soon as Nick heard his Dad’s truck drive in, Nick was at the door stomping his feet and going “woo-woo” as only a Husky can do. I may have to pick up where Nick left off; meet Dan at the door, stomp my feet and go “woo-woo”….Maybe Dan would scratch me behind the ear and give me a pat on the head.
Did ya have a good Thanksgiving? Get home safely? It was wonderful having my daughter and her boyfriend with us; they try to come up every Thanksgiving. I’m kind of glad they did leave Saturday instead of Sunday because the drive home was much easier on Saturday. WE all ate too much and suffered greatly from triptopan and pie-o-pan, but I figure if we only do this once a year, how bad can it really be (other than the heartburn)?? I know the health nuts and probably the Surgeon General’s office tell you that you can only have 2 ounces of this and not even a sliver of pie, but seriously, if you are fairly good the rest of the year, can it be that bad for ya??? And don’t we all put the fat free Cool Whip on our pie?? That has to count for something! I even use fat free sweetened condensed milk to make my pumpkin pie. So I DO try!
Well, you die hard sledders, please keep in mind that Dan and I have openings for lodging this winter. You can check us out at http://www.northcountrycampground.com/. Once there, click on the lodging link so you can see our Little Lodge and Cozy Cabins! You can also check out the trail report on our website.
Hope everyone had a great weekend!
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