Thursday, August 7, 2008

The Fisherman's Picnic

Our visit to Grand Marais coincided with their 79th annual Fisherman's Picnic, one of the oldest festivals in Minnesota. We had a ball! There was non-stop music, a rock skipping contest, log rolling contest, kids tractor pull, loon calling contest, etc, etc.

Logs were sawed off in a downward motion, then another cut was made going up. This was all done in a few seconds.

Ever wonder how to log roll? Here's Jenny Atkinson, the 8-time log rolling and boom running world champion, telling you everything you need to know.

The WINs joined in, participating in the boat parade in their kayaks.

Barbara and I walked around the harbor to the lighthouse instead of kayaking. You can see how the harbor is half natural, half man-made.

One evening we all went to see the musical "How to Talk Minnesotan." I hadn't realized there was so much to know.

And of course we did our usual dancing,


And we had a burn-your-own down by the harbor.

Max found a t-shirt for another festival that apparently goes on all summer.


  1. You guys are still having too much fun!!

    I see the WINs saved another parade from being boring.

  2. Thanks for keeping me up-to-date on what is happening up there. Sounds like a blast.

  3. I loved Max's shirt! That was a great festival.


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