In full disclosure, I’ll admit to not going inside of any shanty on the lake. I was too fearful of falling as nearly every one was surrounded by slick ice due to high foot traffic volume. I still wanted to share this event as it is something that I would have been involved in while in college/university.
Each ice house sized shanty had their own theme and look. From the outside appearances, it seems like the shanties are part audience participatory performance art and installation works. I loved seeing the variety in styles and themes.
C and Kid Willow thought the shanties were cool, but Baby Willow was a bit not bothered by the whole experience. I think this might be another event to revisit when both kiddos are a bit older. That and we should bring a sled to use in transporting kiddos across the lake.
So last weekend we opted to walk on water rather than watch the art sleds at the Powderhorn Art Sled Rally. Ever since we moved to Minneapolis, I have been interested in the annual event. It appears that this is a very popular event and finding a parking spot can take some time, however watching kites while walking on Lake Harriet is a cool experience.
C and I did agree that we should wear our snow/ski gear next time. I am very glad I wore my snow boots and made Kid Willow do the same. If you go prepared, it is worth the experience even if just once.
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