To see a hillside white with dogwood bloom is to know a particular ecstasy of beauty, but to walk the gray Winter woods and find the buds which will resurrect that beauty in another May is to partake of continuity.
- - - Hal Borland, New York Times, November 28, 1948
We lived in Eden Prairie for two and one half Winters.
My favorite thing was the dear people I met. I endured the Winters, the were especially long and bitter while there. The lowest we saw was -25 below, with a wind chill index of -60-70 below.
While enduring the Winters, we would go to the Mall of America. There were green trees and lots to do. We would make a day of it and enjoy a movie, dinner or lunch and walk.
We did get a kick out of driving on Lake Minnetonka with our family that came up for a visit. They couldn't believe we were actually driving on a lake. Not to mention the city kept the road plowed clean so the locals could use it as a short cut during the Winter!
We did not take advantage of the ice fishing, snowmobiling or cross country sking. It is a great place for all of the above if you are so inclined. I knew of natives that loved those activites so very much.
Oh my Coldness! 40 below Annoka hennepin County Juniorhighschool working with Bill Buth a german-teacher as an amity-aide exchange-student living with two guest-families. Paul and cathy Kulas at WestRiverroad by the Mississippi
Fondest memory: Concerts / One Million-Dollar-Hotel (like in the Film of Wim Wenders) / Nanou/Helen/Claudia/Mathu/Gisela/ Trip to Chicago/Florida