Do you remember the cold snap Minnesota experienced in late January (as in -36)? During that cold week our family took a sauna at least 3 of those evenings, which is our normal pattern during the winter months. Here is a post I wrote after one of those nights.
Our sauna routine is a fairly common occurrence during the winter. Friday night three of the kids and I took a particularly hot one. After we cook, we like to cool down outside and last night was awesome… very cold, a bright full moon, and dead calm; as we settled into our towel draped chairs, the 9 below temperature accentuated the steam pouring off our bodies. Our small talk faded into silence, as we all just sat and appreciated the night. By the time we were fully cooled off our hair was frosty and our suits frozen.
As an addendum to this post, during the following night’s cool down, we clearly heard a pack of wolves howling across the lake. Now, hearing coyotes is common, but these wolves were a rare treat.