CEDARBURG, WISCONSIN…WINTER FESTIVAL, FEBRUARY 18 & 19

One of my favorite events of the year is a classic, only-in-Wisconsin event.  Costumed Bed Races on Ice.  Competitors march down Washington Avenue during the Winter Festival Parade and end up at frozen Cedar Creek where they compete.  Five people to a bed – four pushers and one sitter.  Usually on skates but not required.  Best Costume gets a cash prize and 1st, 2nd, 3rd place race finishers get a trophy.  Thousands of festival attendees line the bank of the creek cheering on their favorite team.  This is what makes winter a bit more bearable!  February 18 & 19 this year.

MICHIGAN GOVERNOR’S RECEPTION

A fun night in D.C. on January 20.  Invited to Governor Snyder’s reception at the Willard Hotel and later the Michigan Inaugural Ball at the American History Museum.  A wonderful night of good food, good music, dancing and meeting some lovely Michiganders.