Our town, like most towns around here, have a little winter celebration, and in the past we'd never really checked it out. This year, however, we decided to go, and we ended up having a great time. I'm not completely sure what inspired us to go, because it's not really advertised other than on the town bulletin board, which we zip past every day and don't always take the time to read.
Anyway, we knew of it, but hadn't taken the time to go. This year was different, and for the life of me, I can't remember what exactly was different about it, but we went... I know, one of the kid's friends called and asked us to meet them there at the skating rink. That's what motivated us.
It was really well done, they did a nice job, and I heard later that it was smaller than previous years. There was a chili cook-off, sled dog rides (really cool), a silent auction, and ice skating. There was supposed to be a snowman contest but I think they ditched it due to lack of participation, which is kind of sad. The sled dogs, however, were really cool. Those dogs are amazing, they live to work, and like sheep-herding dogs, if they don't have a job to do, they go a little nuts. I could see it in their eyes. Beautiful animals, though.
We tried the chili, at hot dogs, and skated like crazy. The kids had a blast, though one of their friends thought it was too crowded and wanted to leave. We actually met up with them later at the local pond and skated some more, but for the most part, we enjoyed our time at the carnival. We even got a couple of things at the auction, so we were looking good.
I think part of the reason the turnout was so low was due to the fact that we haven't gotten any snow except a few inches, and that was months ago. What's going on?
Until the next time, thanks for reading, and thanks to jet steverink for the pic.