Discover Duluth Redux: Downtown blizzard fun '07There are many theories out there as to how and why Northlanders put up with some of the most inclement weather in the nation, but the answer is simple: It’s fun!
By: Matthew R. Perrine, Budgeteer News
Originally published Dec. 6, 2007, on DuluthBudgeteer.com.
There are many theories out there as to how and why Northlanders put up with some of the most inclement weather in the nation — we’re crazy, we’re stupid or we’re crazy and stupid, to name a few — but the answer is simple: It’s fun! (Tragic fatalities and crushed Volvos notwithstanding, of course.)
More than that, a monster blizzard brings out something special in the communities it buries.
Duluthians, in particular, really show their heart during these trying times — and nowhere is this more evident than downtown.
Out on assignment Tuesday, a handful of individuals offered me advice on the best ways to get home, expressed out-and-out elation for all of the white stuff and, more often than not, just wished me luck on my “mission.”
I must’ve looked pretty silly with my camera under my coat, taking pictures wherever I could find a little shelter, but the residents of this fair city are far too nice to tell me I should probably be using my energy to do something productive — like shovel off the High Bridge....
“Discover Duluth” is an ongoing photo essay series by Matthew R. Perrine that highlights points of interest in and around the region. For more photos from this set, click on the accompanying photo gallery.