I’ve been taking an annual 4th of July trip to Minneapolis for about four or five years now, but it’s gotten quite exciting ever since the Haggards have been introduced into the family.
When I say exciting I mean this: last year Jason almost burned Linda’s house down. And this year we were attacked by an alligator.
When I mean attacked I mean that it was lazily floating along the shoreline in Linda’s pond and the police apprehended it with one of those dog-catcher thingies and duct taped its mouth shut. It’s just that the Twin Cities Channel 5 news made it sound a bit more onorous than that when they featured it as the top story on the 10 o’clock news.
Not only did the Channel 5 news station cover it, but Channel 4 the following day, too. And the Star Tribune and the Eagan Examiner and Minnesota Public Radio and the Bemidji Pioneer and the Pioneer Press.
Geesh people. An alligator in Minnesota is a bit unusual, but I certainly didn’t feel like my life was in jeopardy. But, who knows about next year . . .