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Crazy Local Sliding Hill
Crazy Local Sliding Hill
I took my family up to Laskiainen Festival in Palo, MN this weekend.  Laskiainen (lus-key-eye-nen) is a Finnish celebration of the changing seasons.  Locally, there is a celebration every year in Palo, and this was actually our first time going.   We were excited to try out the sliding hill!  When we go there, it was a little more intense than we imagined.
Ken & Cathy Talk About Laskiainen, and Cathy Tries To Pronounce It [VIDEO]
Ken & Cathy Talk About Laskiainen, and Cathy Tries To Pronounce It [VIDEO]
My family and I are traveling up North to the Laskiainen Finnish Sliding Festival in Palo.  It's a Finnish tradition of celebrating the coming of spring and preparing for the upcoming season.  There's arts, crafts, music, food, and most importantly a sliding hill.  Cathy's had some problems in the past pronouncing these Northern Minnesotan festivals, (who can blame her) so I wanted to see how she