|SUNNY DAY AT LAST|
|CAN'T BEAT THIS|
|CORNUCOPIA RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH|
|ONION DOMES AND ORTHODOX CROSSES|
Yesterday morning was the annual Bayfield Lions Club pancake breakfast to raise scholarship money for local students. It was held at The Northern Edge restaurant and bar a few blocks south on Hwy 13. The restaurant generously hosts this and a number of other community fund raising events every year and we are grateful to them for their community spirit. There were pancakes with local maple syrup, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, coffee and juice, all one wished to eat, and an opportunity to talk with neighbors emerging from their winter dens.
After breakfast we took a drive out to Cornucopia, or “Corny” in the vernacular. The gas station, Laundromat and convenience store that was for sale for several years is open again to serve the few village residents and the large summer crowd. Corny has three small, old churches; Lutheran, Catholic and Russian Orthodox (the community was founded by Russian immigrants). Although I think it is little used now, it is kept in immaculate condition and is a little architectural gem, sort of Moscow on the Big Lake. We came back on Hwy C through the pine barrens, always a beautiful drive. Gasoline has hit $3.419 per gallon locally and we may have to be more careful in our driving habits if it continues to rise.