Hackensack Minnesota is home of Paul Bunyan’s sweetie. Her name is Lucette and she guards the waterfront.
Hackensack has very little traffic unless all 300 residents are out and about at the same time, except during the Chain Saw Carving Festival when they block off downtown and you cannot find a parking spot anywhere even if it is raining.
Chain saw carvers come from far and wide to show off their work.
They carve back behind the fence, there are lots of chips flying.
I wandered around the back of the exhibit area… the area was roped off so I couldn’t get too close.
I so want this bench. It would replace my log bench that bleeds pine sap every summer. You have to watch were you sit or grab an old towel to sit upon. I am an expert at getting pine sap out of pants, a little skin so soft and then when the pitch has dissolved use some dawn dish soap and very hot water to get out the skin so soft.
The lemonade gal switched to some fancy kinds of coffee, it was a cold rainy day..her lips were as blue as Lucette’s dress. Many people were bundled up in winter outerwear.
The chain saw carvers both guys and gals (there was at least one gal) are true artists. Another lady and I decided that these bears looked too grumpy to be welcome bears…perhaps they are for people who live on the lake and have company to cook for every weekend just because they have a place on the lake:)