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.