How I Spent My Day

Posted by Karen in Weather, Work.
Wednesday, February 20th, 2008 at 10:05 pm

Mary Jo says:

As for you, what are you going to be doing that you’ll have to be outside all day? You didn’t say, and we know it’s not to pull garlic mustard plants or to do any planting anywhere.

Well I’m glad you asked!

Coordinating today’s tours is pretty much all I’ve worked on for the past couple of weeks.  The subzero temps threatened to ruin everything, but man are Minnesotans a hearty folk!  Not only did almost everyone show up for the overbooked tours, but they were all smiling and laughing and full of enthusiasm and appreciation!  I may have been shivering in my 5 layers of long underwear, but I was full of warm fuzzies.  And I got to spend the day with a bunch of amazing rangers from our local unit of the National Park Service and some great people from the Mill City Museum, and a bunch of my coworkers helped out and did an awesome job.  As if all that wasn’t enough, I’ve already received a bunch of great emails from people saying what a great experience it was and thanking us. 

Tell you more, you say?   Well ok!

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4 Responses to “How I Spent My Day”

  1. Mary Jo Says:

    HOLY COW! This is absolutely fantastic–I sure wish I had been there. The links are just amazing and so interesting. I’m going to be running late all day now because I wanted to see each one. One just led me to another and I just wanted to keep right on going. You did an amazing job with this. You should have enough warm fuzzies to carry you through the rest of the winter and your broom ball games from the work you did here, and knowing you, I just bet you kept those Park Service people busy with all your questions.

  2. Marianne Says:

    Very interesting! People must really care about the river to go out in such freezing weather to see it with the water level dropped. It was a chance to see the river run free, sort of, at least. There’s something kind of fascinating in being able to see what’s normally hidden under 13 feet of water, it’s even more interesting when it tells a bit of the the history of the city.

    I can imagine that coordinating the tours was no small job. Well done! You really nare a friend of the Mississippi, and helping people see more and learn more about the river will help it make new friends!

  3. Peter Says:

    and how could we forget my little site?

  4. Rick Says:

    Hey – nice work! I checked the Star Tribune link and got to see you on the news video – way cool (or way cold?)! And Peter’s photo was great, very artistic. Just like your wedding photos!