Option #1: Stay in a warm but somewhat boring hotel room, fix dinner and watch TV.
Option #2: Bundle up and drive a few miles to freezing Frazee, Minnesota to watch their 1st Annual Snowplow Parade.
|Here Come the Plows!|
|...And Baby Ones (sorry for the poor picture quality)|
|One Plow Even Had the Grinch|
There was a great turnout for the parade down Main Avenue in Frazee. Approximately 60 plows participated including ones from the State of Minnesota, Otter Tail and Becker counties, the towns of Frazee, Perham and Detroit Lakes along with many private contractors advertising their snow removal capabilities. Most were decorated with lights and many drivers were tossing candy to the children lined on up the sidewalks.
Scattered up and down the main street were several firepits with nice little fires going to keep the parade watchers warm.
|Warmth Station - Check out the Interesting Way to Burn a Log|
The parade lasted longer than I did. Even with my gloves on, my hands were freezing. I stayed to see about 90% of the plows before they turned around and came back down Main Avenue. I couldn't take the below freezing temps any longer. It was time to head for the warmth of the hotel and a mug of hot cider.
Not sure a snowplow parade was on my bucket list, but I'll check it off any way! Gotta love small town life!!