We have had a bit of the cold spell this past week. Most nights the temperature has gone down into the minus twenties. Needless to say, we are talking about absolute temperatures without wind chill. I realize that people out east have no idea about the cold here but we do become a little smug about it.
One of the nicest things about the cold weather is how beautiful everything looks. Clear skies and bright sunshine are welcome in the winter.. Heavy snowfalls are also good but they can be very dark and dreary. Snowfalls also need warmer temperatures. Who knows which is the best? It probably depends as much on my mood as anything else.
Grand Marais has become involved in a little contest sponsored by Budget Travel magazine to find the coolest little town in America. I would encourage all of you to vote for Grand Marais. You can vote up to once a day. Here is information on how to vote:
“The lead for Grand Marais on Budget Travel’s “America’s Coolest Small Town” contest is down to under 3% this morning. Please vote for Grand Marais. You can vote daily until midnight on February 25. Let’s not let a town in Virginia beat Grand Marais!
Here’s the link http://www.budgettravel.com/contest/vote-for-americas-coolest-small-town-2015,18/?src=banner%E2%80%8B
To skip the ads, just click on the link to the site in the upper right corner of the first screen. (One vote per day per IP address is allowed.)
Ask your friends to vote, too.”
The deadline for the contest had been extended to March 4th. It is important that you remember to vote every day.
Wolves have been especially active. There has been a deer kill for three nights in a row around the lodge. There must be a large number of wolves around because the animals disappear overnight. I seem to remember that it takes one deer a week to feed a wolf. By next fall we will be in a season to increase the number of deer.
Reservations for next summer seem to be coming in steadily. If you have specific dates or cabins in mind, give us a call so we can hold them for you.