Heikinpaiva is Finish for "winter is half over" and the city of Hancock celebrates with many festivites.
|In the morning Sandy and I helped the groomers move|
items and we went for a ski.
|Then at 10:30, we met in Hancock to get KNSC's|
parade gang organized .
|Tech's pep band was here! They are SOOOOO good.|
|Many interesting characters get ready.|
I was brave so they didn't scare me.
|Sled dogs were here as well. They were friendly.|
|It's 11 and we start to march!|
|Arly drove the Grizzly and towed an implement.|
|It was so much fun.|
|After the parade, we stayed at the|
Finnish-American Heritage Center
so I could socialize some.
|Many friendly people and mutts here.|
|Oh ya, no one ever touches me.|
|I mean never ever, really.|
|Here's a friendly little one.|
|Oh and kids!|
|I leaned on her.|
|We looked at the ice art carvings.|
|We visited some friendly folks from Ironwood.|
|It's Clare and John! I haven't seen you in so long...|
|I don't know you, but I'm glad we met.|
|Ya, standing up on the wall offers great ear scratching|
|We watched the wife carrying contest.|
|I don't mind being carried. I wish I could have been!|
|Oh, yeah, Jay. You can scratch me too.|
|The wife carrying contest continues....|
|...with all different techniques.|
|Yaaa, Would you like me to go home with you?|
Oh wait, do you ski??
|We had such a nice time today.|
Seems I never get out to meet freindly people.