Thursday, February 14, 2008

Sax-Zim Festival....Finally Here

Well, it's hard to believe that 24 hours from now Lynne and I will be sitting in the Meadowlands Community Center listening to Dave Benson speaking about "Owls of the North." It seemed like February would never get here when I registered for the Sax-Zim Festival of Birds back in November. Now the day is almost here and I'm almost ready. I picked up the Toyota Sienna from my local Enterprise rental this evening, my field guides are all together in a bag, bins and scope ready to go, organized some knitting projects to take along, and the spousal unit has been briefed in the fundamentals of filling the birdfeeders and feeding the guppies and goldfish. I'm planning to pick up Lynne at her place tomorrow morning around 10 AM and then we're off to the great white north country!

And even though the weekend will go incredibly fast, coming home on Sunday won't be too disappointing because we're going to take a little detour and visit Deb too! I'm so excited about getting to meet two of my blogging friends for the first time this weekend.

Lynne said she's bringing her laptop along, and hopefully the motel we're staying at will have a wireless connection so she can do a post while we're in Duluth. Be sure to check in for stories and pictures of our fun birding weekend.


Lisa at Greenbow said...

Bon Voyage Ruthie. I will be looking forward to any and all posts about your trip.

Anonymous said...

Ruthie, I hope you enjoy your birding trip with Lynne, I told her I wish I could be the mouse in the corner and your going to meet Deb too, what a weekend for all of you. I hope you all have a fabulous time birding and that you all see that "lifer". I'm not going but I'm sure excited for you. Remember dress warm, wear a hat and mittens.

Robin (Bumblebee) said...

Well fooey, Ruthie. You're visiting everyone else this weekend, come see me! I'll make tea and brownies. You can look at my birds and pet my little dogs.

Robin at Bumblebee

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a busy weekend. I'll be in St Paul for the State Bowling tourney. Kathy is going along but we probably won't see too many birds....although some of the drivers on 52 might flip us one or 2!! I'm sure I'll be warmer than you'll be! Have fun and we'll try to do the same.
Love, your sissy

Mary said...

Geeeezzzzz. Have I told you I'm jealous? I am. :o)

Hug Lynne for me, please?

Be safe and most of all, enjoy!!!!!

Hugs to you, too :o)


Lynne said...


I'm a notorious overpacker- Art's laughing his head off over everything I've got laid out to bring along!!

See you in the morning, drive safely! :)

Anonymous said...

Please blog nice things about me and the festival -- lol I am in pins and needles! I need a hug!

Mike Hendrickson

Anonymous said...

Ruthie, I know you will have a great time! How can you not! I wish we could make it. I love the bog. We get there a couple of times a year. Just could'nt do it this weekend. Some of the best birders around will be there. You will learn sooo much. I am so green with envy! Please post about it. Mike is a great guy. He really worked hard for this to happen.

Susan Gets Native said...

Hugs all around (and an extra one for Lynne). Be safe, stay warm, bird your butts off!

Jayne said...

You guys have a wonderful time Ruthie! Can't wait to hear about it and see your photos!!! Be safe!

Larry said...

Sounds like great fun! I've finally started to find some bloggers in my state. It's nice that you've been able to meet up with people like Lynne and Deb through blogging.-It sounds like life is great for you right now.