Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Dancing on Thin Ice

Well, it was a kind of dance that Patrice, Erik and I were involved in early on Sunday morning. Following a wonderful contra dance at Tapestry we discovered everything outdoors was covered with a thin but dangerous coating of ice.

We had expected some freezing rain around midnight and Erik and I had arranged to stay over at Patrice and Al's place, but the storm came through a little earlier than planned. To make a very long story short, it took us over an hour and a half to travel from Tapestry to Apple Valley. We were extremely lucky that we decided not to try and cross the Mendota bridge. We have heard that traffic was at a standstill there for hours.

We hope that all of the dancers who came out to hear us on Saturday made it home safe and sound. We promise not to let one winter weather event deter us from making the trip back again in January on the 15th.

We are especially looking forward to working with our good buddy Ted Hodapp. This will be the first time in many years that the Hodapp/Contratopia combination will be together for a dance in Minneapolis and we are confident that it will be a special night.

In the meantime, enjoy the holidays.