Season’s Greetings from the Salsa Crew!
We thought we’d share a bit of what some of us are up to during this Holiday season. Feel free to share what you’ll be up to as well!
Happy Holidays! Safe travels!
Jason: Taking my Fargo to North Dakota. Think about that? Fargo is in North Dakota. Sweet!
Contemplate what the road to 40 will bring me in 2009? I can?t wait.
Seriously, that is all I hope to do.
Steve: I will make another attempt at getting my kids to eat my Dad’s oyster stew on Christmas Eve. The outlook is bleak.
On Christmas Day it’s bocce ball time! This is a new tradition for us that gets everyone outside for a bit. I have an old set of lawn darts that I just can’t bring myself to bust out. Maybe for Easter!
Bobby: Xmas break stuff I’ll be up to.
Going to Grandma’s house for traditional Swedish Christmas dinner complete with lutefisk
Auditioning for a new band
Sledding with the kids
Snowboarding whenever possible
Wrench on the motorcycle (85 Honda Interceptor)
Putting together all the stupid girl toys that my daughters get (if only I could get them into GI Joe or something)
Watch the Vikings win out the season and take over the 2 seed from the G-men (well, Bobby thought he’d be doing that - Kid)
Dave: I will be spending Christmas with my inlaws up in Brrrrrrmidji and then we will meet up with my family on the following weekend. For fun, my wife and I will be spending as much time as possible cross country skiing in the northwoods as well as the Twin City metro area.
Kid: Too much eating of too much good stuff (good meaning bad), mixed in with not enough snow bike riding and cross country skiing. My family will be converging at my sister’s house on Christmas day for dinner, exchanging gifts, and some intense Monopoly board game action. Believe it or not, it is possible to be good at Monopoly. I’m not good at it mind you, but my brother-in-law sure is. I’ll also be spending time down in the man cave doing Arrowhead prep.
Burton: Snow fort building. If we get enough snow I want to build a quinzee hut in the backyard and camp out.
Sled pulling (60 lbs of kids).
Rocking out with my four year old on his new / used drum set (Santa has been rocking on them at the North Pole.)
Giving my everyday winter commuter, El Mariachi singlespeed, some love and attention. These -10 below zero morning rides in are rougher on the bike than me.
Tim: I plan to ride my Pugsley around a few laps of Namakagon so that I might have enough experience to make it to mile 3 of the Arrowhead.
David: I?m heading up to northern Wisconsin to do some XC skiing, snowshoeing and snowboarding! I?m also planning on reading Joe Parkin?s book, ?Dog In A Hat? over the vacation to spur some motivation to start riding the indoor trainer. In between these activities I will likely make a batch of hot mulled wine to share with family and friends.
Eric: My plans are quite simple.
Nora (my daughter) just turned one and we will be spending Christmas day at home, just the three of us. We are going to fight the trend of trying to be everywhere at the same time during the Holidays. Then the rest of the time we will split between my parents (western Minnesota) and her parents (western Wisconsin)
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I love being outside. I prefer to ride on dirt. Or snow. If I was born a hundred years earlier I might have been a polar explorer. There's a great natural world out there to see, smell, taste, listen to, and experience. Life slows down out there and the distractions we've created will disappear if you let them. Give me a backpack and let me go.