lucky for the kids out there, the north pole post office will continue on with thier santa answering service. they started doing it in the 50's. so it's been going on for a long time. a girl i work with said she grew up there and as youth they volunteered to answer letters. i guess like 200 people volunteer to answer all the letters that get sent to "santa, north pole". sad to see it stopped for silliness, but our world is full of silliness these days. apparently, a similar program in virginia was stopped after it was found that one of the volunteers was a registered sex offender. fears that registered sex offenders could use the kids names and addresses.
we can't protect everyone from everyone in this world. i guess the added work of blanking out the kids names and addresses was getting overwhelming for such a small post office. the whole town is set up as a christmas town year round.
after the bog i took blossom to n. bivouac park. i had loaded the kicksled so thought i'd take it for a spin. should have added my cleats...the kicksled works on packed snow, works better on ice though. we booked it to the creek down the tank trail and back, then i loaded the kicksled in the car and blossom and i headed out for a walk. below is blossom all loaded in the element with all our winter gear. kicksled, check, snowshoes, check, skiing gear, check, blossom's harness, check, ice skates....you get the idea!!