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Friday, February 16, 2018

On the Road Friday ~ Book Across the Bay ~ Ashland, Wisconsin


Saturday February 17th will be the night. The night we ski across the frozen waters of Lake Superior. We start in Ashland and we ski across to the community of Washburn. We do this at night, with luminaries lighting our way. 

Our family has enjoyed this event in many kinds of weather. The years of perfect winter weather, highs in the 20's, no wind and lovely ski snow.
The year of the polar vortex, - 15 wind chill and -2 degrees when we crossed the finish line.
And last year, a high of 55 degrees! The luminaries melted, we had water in our boots and our truck got stuck in mud after the race.

We LOVE it! Each year we look forward to the "what will happen this year?" we have so many stories from years past. 

This year the word on the street is a snow sculpture of a Fire Breathing Dragon will meet us on the trial. I hope to have photos to share!

Carla
 
 



 

18 comments:

  1. Wow! Best wishes! How do they know the ice is hard enough?

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  2. Good luck tonight! I love that you do this every year. It sounds so cool!

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  3. I'm so proud of you all! Best of luck...hope the weather is perfect and you are successful! Sweet hugs, Diane

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  4. Oh my gosh this looks like so much fun. What a great event. I watched the video and love the Santa Claus looking guy with his tie dyed outfit on and all the camera's. Too funny. Have fun!
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  5. That sounds so wonderful. Have a great time. Hope all went well this year!

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  6. Goodness, how far is it? I can't wait to see your photos!

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  7. Oh my goodness, how amazing what an adventure, can’t wait to see the pictures xx

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  8. I remember your warm temperatures last year. Hoping this year was "perfect" winter weather!

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  9. I can't wait to hear how it was!!

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  10. My soon to be son-in-law grew up there and his father was a local preacher. He and my daughter go up there a few times a year. I loved the little community of Washburn, too, as well as Ashland. That new hotel there is magnificent, isn't it? xo Diana

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  11. Enjoy your skiing, Carla, and don't forget the snow dragon. Here, spring is already itching to get in. I'll be able to match your dragon for a field of wildflowers :-)
    Amalia
    xo

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  12. Oh Carla, what an amazing adventure! I can see why you and your family enjoy doing this - what fun!

    Thank you for sharing with us. Hugs to you!

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  13. This sounds like an exciting time!

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  14. Is this a big event lots of people do or just you guys out there? :)

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  15. This has to be fabulous!! I visited Munising MI in August one year, and heard about people skiing on frozen Lake Superior. That is so cool. Can't wait to hear more about it.

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High Fives from Wisconsin!

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