Friday, March 14, 2014

Friday Fun - Snowman

I saw a posting on facebook two weeks ago about a giant snowman somewhere in central Minnesota in town called Gilman. So I Google-mapped it.

I knew I had an upcoming trip to the airport in Minneapolis and decided it wouldn't add but maybe 30 minutes to my trip. I just had to find this snowman! When last Saturday morning arrived, I got up at o'dark thirty which was a half hour earlier than I normally would and left on my journey down to the cities.

Gilman wasn't that hard to find and I did find a beautiful church for a future InSPIREd Sunday post, but locating the snowman was a different story. This is farm country and I figured the snowman wouldn't be in town. I was getting ready to ask for directions at the local gas station when I spotted a sign that said "Giant Snowman" with an arrow pointing me which way to go. It was on the same road as the church and four miles out of town. Off I went in search of Mr. Snowman.

I knew he was going to be big. I didn't realize HOW big. It didn't take long before I spotted him.

Giant Snowman (notice the person standing in front of him)

I left the van in the picture for size reference

50 Feet of Fun
I love that a farmer and his family took time to build this snowman. It has been a long and cold winter and they were probably going stir crazy like many of us when they came up with the idea. Pretty clever, I say, building this giant creation. Everybody should have neighbors like this! For me, it made an otherwise boring trip into something fun.


  1. oh, i love it!! that is so creative. awesome. i am glad you got a chance to top in & see it. ( :
    thanks for sharing.

  2. That is one GIANT snowman for sure. I'm so glad you took the time to find it and share. It's really fun and cool looking.

  3. Thats funny - although I may be a bit of a driving hazard due to laughing drivers!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  4. Wow!!! I didn't expect it to be real snow. I thought it would be made of metal or something.


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