[Cardinals cross country conference champions – a/k/a, the quintuple “c” (Echo Press).]
For reasons to be described in greater detail shortly, I am a bit behind in my reporting – no doubt to your extreme consternation (?). In my elderliness, I have become a Cub “Fair Weather” Reporter – that meaning I have missed the last two home football games under fear of weather induced discomfort. It was subsequently reported that Tuesday night’s game – the first round of the sections – was actually played in great football weather. Anyway, our Cardinals have now won three straight games. They ended the regular season with a 30-24 win over Moorhead; and then beat Sauk Rapids-Rice (a replay of last year’s section finals) 42-16 in the section opener. Next they play the No. 1 seeded Rocori Spartans in the section semi-finals. The Cards played them close at their place during the regular season – so we have a shot at going to the section finals three years in a row. Our double secret probation source advised that the team changed its entire offense at mid-season and has been on a roll ever since!
[Nick Knoblauch against Moorhead (Echo Press).]
In other news, the music scene in Vacationland USA:
[Paul Trumm captures Patchouli at the winery’s Applefest. The place was a mob scene, making videoing impossible. In lieu thereof, the following is a video submitted by Patchouli fan, Sue Elliot.]
[Lisa Lynn at SAWA. Love the hat. We have to admit to having her CD on in the car all the time.]
[Jeff James was at the winery. I made my first attempt at using the video feature of the new super-duper photojournalist professional camera. I noticed Jeff’s “menu” included a song titled “Zamboni.” I thought perfect for this blog! I asked Jeff if I could YouTube him on the song – he played it, I couldn’t figure out how the camera’s video feature worked! (I have included “Zamboni” by the Gear Daddies to show us all what I missed.) The instruction booklet for the camera is larger than the OED. I subsequently figured it out by trial and error and have included videos of Jeff doing “Folsom Prison Blues” and “The Times They Are A-Changin’.”]
[You may recall this from the previous post. David Bengston, on the far left, created poetry-on-a-stick – a takeoff on the highlights of the state fair.]
In other news, a famous Alexandria landmark:
From Al Grundei:
And lest you missed the Grand Portage northern lights:
BTW, the Moby Obie was put to bed for the winter on Tuesday. Far and away the longest it has ever stayed in the water. Not that we used it – only 4 times all year – but we have not had a snow yet, really rare for this time of year.