This past Saturday Tad decided to surprise me. I had no idea where we were going and what we were doing. He gave me a few small tips so I knew how to dress appropriately, etc., but gave no real hints. About 10:30am Saturday a Jeep pulled into our driveway with Keith and Janice Boss in it. They were our travel buddies. I then found out we were going to Houghton, MI - - which really gave me no clues. Once we arrived (almost 3hrs down the road) I saw what we were going to see that day! That weekend was Michigan Tech's Winter Carnival. I had never heard of it before, unfortunately, but it was so neat! The students compete in an ice/snow sculpting competition. They had some of the neatest things!! One, you will see in the slide show, was done by a Christian group that shows the Garden of Eden and the Birth of Christ - - very cool!! The stuff was amazing! After spending a few hours looking at the sculptures and dodging in and out of buildings to warm up :o), we went to eat at Long John Silvers, and then went to a hockey game. We ended our great day stopping at Wendy's for a free frosty before getting home. I had a great day with my husband and with some friends!! That was my "Happy Valentine's"!! :o)
For more info (pictures and the how-to's) go to this site . . . http://www.mtu.edu/carnival/ Very neat!!