Monday, February 06, 2006


The groundhog did see his shadow which is supposed to mean a longer winter. But it's a myth - like Rod Stewart doing a whole soccer team, or Weapons of Mass Destruction.

We think winter is going to end early and it's time to get the paddling gear ready and make other preparations.

In Telfs, Austria, "Wild Men" wear suits of tree lichen during Schleicherlaufen, a festival that celebrates winter's end.

Each RRCC member is responsible for gathering enough lichen for his own suit and finding a face gourd they like before the festival (date and place TBA). Also, we need to do an accounting for the hats, koozies and Mike's shish kabbos. I'll post the totals here.

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