All is well in the Harbor.
In fact, it's a pretty unique time of year. It's that time between hunting and snowmobile season where nobody else is here. For the last couple days, I knew 98% of the people that drove by as we toddled or sledded along Highway 41.
We just wave to everyone, just in case.
It's quite whimsical. I thought that places like this only existed in movies. Places so small everybody knows everybody -- and nobody else is around!
Pretty unique indeed. I love it.
It's also that time when Captain Don and his crew (or, often just Captain Don) spend hours untangling lights, making decorations and standing trees around the park. It looks great so far, but if you want to see it in its final glory, come up to Winter Wonderfest 2018!
It's happening in Copper Harbor on Saturday, December 15th from 10-6pm. The craft show, bake sale, crafts... and maybe even Santa are at the Mariner North.
Then, at 6pm sharp (unless Don has a lot to say about the park), we light it up! Don't tell anyone, but there will probably be fireworks too. Organized and safe, of course.
We're even getting festive at our house! My honey pie and I harvested a tree, made some decorations and lit it up. Our stockings are hung over the back window with care, or, um, thumb tacks. And we try to exchange gifts once a week.
Brady P. is into it. He's a little too much into the lights on the tree, but he will learn. Some year.
And the fluffy snowflakes make it seem all festive out there. The big lake is still open wide.
I feel fortunate to live in such a magical place.
A true winter wonderland.