Thanksgiving . . . and Alex

[Thanksgiving morning]

Just the photos taken Thanksgiving morning, and then the initial lighting of the Christmas lights on Broadway with pre-festivities at Fort Alexandria on Friday.  Interspersed among the photos are some Alexandria videos (not mine) borrowed from YouTube where they were accidentally discovered!  🙂

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5D_wOYLw5Q

[This one was interesting.  Taken by Jefferson High students 9 years ago to be used as a campaign document for a new high school!  🙂 ]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyzsHCPeXA8&feature=related

[Alex tornado?  With commentary?]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1Mgj6hZSXI&feature=related

[Vacationland Alex]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2BQ-sY2Q08&feature=related

[Cruisin’ Alex – love that “Mercury Blues” is on the radio!  🙂 ]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fFyadxc5j4&feature=related

[“It’s Beginning to Look Alot Like Christmas”]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2mVD-_Q_CE&feature=related

[Carolers Jingle Bell Rock @ Rotary Club]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEIZd-Wg2ao&feature=related

[Heading north between Carlos & Le Homme Dieu.]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VbtplJ8oKA&feature=related

[The band in 1990 Rose Bowl Parade.]

[The supervisor . . . shopping?]

[By far the warmest such event we could recall.  The last time we took Mom, we had to leave her in the museum to warm-up as a permanent display!]

[Pent up Black Friday shoppers ready to . . . CHARGE!]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEam0hmL4X8

[This video is my first attempt at editing on YouTube.  After several attempts, I was able to cut it from 6 minutes (I started too soon) to 2 minutes!  A geek thing!  Of course, this is always better if it’s snowing . . . or at least if there’s snow on the ground.]

Bonus coverage:  Lady Gaga had a TV Thanksgiving Special.  This reporter is gaga for Gaga.  A certain Super Fan has never seen Gaga perform.  So, here she is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E8MhqiyLTA&feature=related

[A confused and schizophrenic Lake Darling can’t decide to freeze or not freeze.  This Sunday morning we have more open water than we’ve had in over a week.]

Our snake-bitten hockey girls were in The Cities this weekend and lost 2-1 and 1-0 to Mound Westonka and Orono, respectively.  I bet we had a shot advantage in both again.  On the plus side, those teams are ranked 7th and 9th, respectively (I think), in state class A – so those were good road showings!  😉

About tomobert63

The Journey Begins Thanks for joining me! This is the follow-up to the original, “alexandriacardinals.wordpress.com,” which overwhelmed the system’s ability to handle it any more. Thus, this is “Part 2.” As the original was initially described: 10-26-07-4 “It all began in a 5,000 watt radio station in Fresno, California” . . . wait a minute, that was Ted Baxter on the Mary Tyler Moore Show! Let’s see . . . oh yeah, it all began in 2003 when retirees, i.e., old people, in Alexandria, Minnesota, who had no desire to become snow birds, went looking for mid-winter entertainment here in the frozen tundra of West Central Minnesota. We discovered girls’ high school hockey, fell in love immediately, and it remains our favorite spectator sport to this day. Initially, and for several years, reports on these games were e-mailed to those who were actually snowbirds but wanted to keep abreast of things “back home.” It was ultimately decided a blog would be more efficient, and it evolved into a personal diary of many things that attracts tens of readers on occasion. It remains a source of personal mental therapy and has yet to elicit any lawsuits. ~ The Editor, May 9, 2014 p.s. The photo border around the blog is the Cardinal girls’ hockey team after just beating Breck for the state championship in 2008. It’s of the all-tournament team. The visible Breck player on the left is Milica McMillen, then an 8th-grader – she is now an All-American for the Gophers. The Roseau player in the stocking cap I believe is Mary Loken, who went on to play for UND; and the Cardinal player on the right, No. 3, is Abby Williams, the player we blame most for making us girls’ hockey fans who went on to play for Bemidji State. *********************************************************************************** Photos contained herein are available for personal use. All you have to do is double click on any of the photos and they will become full screen size. You can then save them into your personal “My Pictures” file. They make lovely parting or hostess gifts, or holiday gifts for such as Uncle Ernie who wants to see how his grand niece is doing on the hockey team. If any are sold for personal profit, however, to, for example, the Audubon Society, National Geographic, Sven’s Home Workshop Monthly, Curling By The Numbers, or the World Wrestling Federation, I only request that you make a donation to the charitable organization of your choice. You have two hours and fifteen minutes. Pencils ready? Begin! **********************************************************************************
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