You forgot to tell them, Culver, that Mille Lacs is in the warm half
of the state. They usually don't get ice until sometime in December.
Up here I've seen pickups on the ice on Thanksgiving weekend.
This weekend I was using the oletruck to haul some lumber and get
things ready for winter, really an excuse to get one or two last
rides in it. I plan to put it to bed in the garage next weekend
before snow hits. Driving it to work all week to turn over the gas
in the tank with fresh Holiday gold premium ("For Use in Snowmobiles,
Outboards, Small Engines, and Classic Vehicles Only").
I'm sure our Canadian friends can top our stories. At least it still
gets daylight for a while every winter day here.
For those who don't know what a fish house is, rent Grumpy Old Men
sometime. For those who don't know what winter is, rent Fargo.
Fer shure, we Minnesotans never have to rewind it to pick up on the
Mt. Iron, MN
At Monday, 13 October 2003, you wrote:
>Winter starts in Minnesota when resort owners at Lake Mille Lacs
>blob in center of your MN highway map) drag about five-thousand
>houses out to the middle of the big blue blob, by then frozen hard and
>a big white
>blob. These fish houses join about ten-thousand dragged out by non-
>Resort owners, unwilling to admit they do this as a hobby, need
to get paying
>customers out to the fish houses to do things like fish, quaff cold
>talk about Oletrucks they had as kids and never should have sold.
The snow is
>too deep and the ice is too unpredictable to run old school buses.
>AD with a prop would be great in summer, but, then, soft ice makes
>track of fish houses tricky, at best.)
>Resort owners come to the job with a lot of common sense. They put
it to work
>by taking an almost old Suburban (newer than Task Force), adding
>and tracks to the rear suspension, trading front wheels for beefed
>mobile skis, and installing about five extra heaters. The result
>someone's dream of a civilian conversion of a military half-track
>Suspension and body lifts equal about two feet. The highway patrol
>highway, so exhaust systems are minimal. Typical paint job is rattle
>Nonetheless, these beasts get the job done.
>When they roll, Minnesota winter is here.
>Regards and don't let the cold ones freeze,
>1931 Chevy coupe
>1951 Chevy 3100
>(Sort of thinking about a 1962 Suburban, some bogey wheels, and
>In a message dated 10/13/03 11:49:22 AM Central Daylight Time,
><< Subj: Re: [oletrucks] Where is everyone?
> Date: 10/13/03 11:49:22 AM Central Daylight Time
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Bob KNOTTS)
> Sender: email@example.com
> Reply-to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Bob KNOTTS)
> WOW!! And here I was thinking abt visiting a friend in Reno in
Jan. Time to
> rethink, or buy snow tires!! BK
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Spencer" <email@example.com>
> To: "Gary Perry" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "Wayne" <wroworth@tampabay.
> Cc: "oletrucks list" <email@example.com>
> Sent: Monday, October 13, 2003 7:14 AM
> Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Where is everyone?
> > Geez, Gary, I'm nervous enough seeing her behind the wheel. You're
> > making it any easier.
> > And, yep, it gets pretty cold here in the northern part of Nevada.
> > Thanksgivings ago we got 18" of snow. Of course, that's nothing
> > Minnesotans.
> > Harry
> > '55 AD Chevy
> > Reno, NV
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