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Wonderful Adventures

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We enjoyed a fabulous day of wonderful adventures on the first day of 2016 up in the woods of northern Minnesota with our friends Barb and Mike. I captured some evidence.

We went for a walk in the woods of their nearby property…

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We went for a walk on their lake. It is a very, very deep water lake, and only recently froze over. We mostly stayed close to the shore. The ice thickness was reported as being just enough to support foot traffic, but nothing beyond that yet.

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DSCN4310eI wore my festive hat that the Morales family bought for me when they visited us at Wintervale a couple of Christmases ago. Perfect!

We topped off the incredible day with a visit to a neighboring property where I experienced two amazing firsts. This family hosts an annual New Year celebration with their own custom fireworks show. I have never stood that close to a show that was that big and that spectacular. I’m happy to report, we all survived unscathed. Did I mention it was spectacular?

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Too bad my hasty attempt at capturing one of the explosions with my pocket camera didn’t do it the justice it deserves.

The other first for me was witnessing this brilliant design for burning a one log fire in a vertical position. What amazed me was that I hadn’t come across this before in my 56 years of existence. I want to make some!

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Written by johnwhays

January 2, 2016 at 10:13 am

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  1. Hi John. Happy New Years to you and yours! I continue to read and enjoy your blog — always something interesting.

    That short bit about the Swedish Fire Torch caught my eye — I to hand never seen one. I went “googling” and found this link that shows how to build one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeXf6xJJ2fw .

    Regards,

    Ward

    obsidcomm

    January 3, 2016 at 1:06 am

    • Thank you, Ward! Aren’t these fire torches ingenious? Simple enough that I am surprised to have not found the concept long ago.
      I hope you will find an opportunity to come enjoy a fire at Wintervale one day. An open invitation stands!

      johnwhays

      January 3, 2016 at 9:21 am


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