Mini-University (Days 9 & 10)

June 17

Heading Home

[We’ve graduated, diplomas in hand.  You may have noticed back in the beginning that the Super and I had a gold star on our Mini-University name tags.  That meant that we were “freshman.”  Last year, Reetz won the “freshman of week” award by such a wide margin that decided to retire the “beanie” in her honor.]

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[Waving good-bye to Reetz, our hostess with the mostest.  And trying to not run her over.]

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[OK, the previous pictures were staged because we had to get this one . . . ]

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[The sisters say good-bye.  They will reunite at IU camp in Elkhart Lake in August.]

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[Bye to our BNB.]

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[We decided not to take this previously used room?]

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[The Super and her Black River Falls orange moose.  This is where we spent the night.]

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[Dinner was right next door.  The on-line reviews were good.]

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[And it was!]

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[The Super used her 17 years in Minnesota tracking skills to locate the orange moose and his white tail deer friend.]

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June 18

[Hi!  We’re home!  And we wanted to be home in time for . . . ]

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[The Cheese Bots drew from far and wide for Father’s Day at the winery – the Super and I from Black River Falls this morning, Tom Kiehne from Texas, and Jerry Kiehne from some golf course resort area in Florida. Oh yeah, and the Etniers made the occasionally hazardous journey from Ashby!]

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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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