Here in Michigan, we have festivals
in the winter and this one,
held every year in Frankenmuth
is dedicated to
Zehnder's SnowFest is celebrating
20 years this week.
I remember taking the kids back
when it first started.
It was TEN degrees!
Even our eyeballs were cold.
That's Sonny (I think!) feeling his way out
of the snow slide tunnel, but his eyeballs were warm.
The only place to warm up was
snuggling with a snowman.
That's 5 year old Lindsay with
Fortunately, they had kiddie things
like rides, just like a
Doesn't this look like fun?
Sonny was still not showing his eyeballs.
I pretty much remember
freezing my tushie off that cold day.
Yesterday, it was a balmy 29-degrees,
so with the first blue sky in a week,
I ventured over to SnowFest
with my camera.
Snow sculptors come from all over the world
It's fun and interesting to watch them create
Nobody is too young or old to play with snow...
that's the rule in Michigan.
This eagle was my favorite snow sculture.
The festival also features
I really enjoyed hanging out with these guys...
They were creating a "Roaring 20s" exhibit
from 100 blocks of ice!
And, ice carvings lined Main Street.
Sculptors competed at the state, college and high school
and children's levels in various parking lots.
I enjoyed the enthusiasm of the
teen snow sculptors.
The best part...
was glowing with pride at their creations.
The best way to warm the heart...