Last night we got a sitter and headed to Uptown to do the Caribou Coffee Luminary Loppet. It's a ski tour around Lake of the Isles, illuminated by ice globes filled with candles. It was positively festive. The next best part of the evening was seeing people all decked out in their XC ski gear, carrying skis and poles, crossing Hennepin Avenue at Lake Street. What a mix of Saturday night party people and skiers. The event is part of the larger City of Lakes Loppet weekend--with races, skijoring (skiing with dogs), and kids events.
I love this town!
Images: left, City of Lakes Loppet. right, skinnyskis.com.