foto friday: crazy Minnesotans

so in my adventures as a reporter for a small county newspaper in almost-rural Minnesota, I come across some cool stuff. Add winter to that equation and I come across some CRAZY stuff. Like an entire city festival on a frozen lake. Or half naked people jumping headlong into frigid water on the first of February.

Yes, Minnesotans start getting a little nuts come late January and February, when the temperatures haven’t risen above freezing in weeks and more often than not have been below zero for at least a few days.

This winter I drove our van onto a frozen lake for the first time in my life – that was a little freaky. I saw snowmobiles tear across the icy tundra in a radar run. I watched slightly-nutty individuals risk life and limb to raise money for charity by leaping into the waters of a hole cut in the thick lake ice.

Minnesotans are a hearty bunch. Even if they are certifiable. 🙂

standing on a frozen lake
Wonder Woman comes up for air
Spartans leap in the Polar Plunge

Author: jomegs

my life is full and beautiful because the Lord of all creation has seen fit to take me as His own. I have a wondeful husband, five incredible kids, a sweet yellow lab, and we live in a lovely house in a small town. I throw the occasional temper tantrum, love good food, bake drool-worthy treats, and have a love affair with French-pressed coffee, mountains, and the North Shore of Lake Superior.

2 thoughts on “foto friday: crazy Minnesotans”

  1. LOL – gotta love it. Every year the Winter Carnival folks from St. Paul come down in April for the DeSota Festival in Bradenton & in June for Fiesta in Pensacola. We alway get an invite up – sorry y’all thats just a bit TOO cold for this southern gal. We always try to remind them to put sunscreen on when they go to the beach here even on an overcast day ~ never fails several of the girls are burnt the first day down

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