My favorite part of the Luck Winter Carnival is — surprise! — the Friday night trivia contest at Cafe Wren.
My friend Jeff organizes this every year, When he invited me to participate, I declined because I felt like maybe I shouldn’t, given my recent success on Jeopardy. He encouraged me to play anyway, saying he would use me as a draw: “Come see if you can beat a Jeopardy champion!” He didn’t have to ask again. I decided I would be a team of one, just to make it more fun (and because I am nothing if not confident).
The categories were:
- Sports and games,
- Math (this CPA and former math major loved the math category)
- Bonus round: (I can’t remember the category)
- Hair (question(s) about hair bands, the proper title for a certain mustache, Samson&Delilah, etc.)
- People who died in 2018 (photos of the departed, whom we had to identify)
- (Can’t remember)
- Bonus round: Academy Award-nominated movies
On our way home we stopped to get a photo of the completed ice castle.
Please appreciate the effort it took to get those ice castle photos; it was -11F when I was standing in the middle of the street, dodging cars and trying to focus.
*The trail is open to non-motorized use in summer and to snowmobiles and ATVs in the winter. The pro-motorized folks have been trying for several years to get the two non-motorized trails in the county open to them year-round. There is already one mixed-use trail in the county (not to mention countless snowmobile trails and paved roads open to ATVs), and experience has shown that mixed-use is, in reality, motorized use only; the trail surface become far too torn up from ATVs for bikes or walkers to use it safely. Since the trail was originally established with state DNR funds, which require it to be non-motorized in the summer, this whole mixed-use initiative is legally problematic; not that that has deterred the motorized crowd. You can probably guess which side of this debate I am on.