Here in Michigan, we are experiencing a very mild winter. We’ve had very little snow and some unseasonable mild temperatures. While the temperatures have helped us all save some money on heating bills, the skiers and snow mobilers have not been able to enjoy the outdoors. Now we find ourselves hoping for snow, maybe not a ton of snow, but at least a little. No, those are not porta jons in the parking lot of the Bavarian Inn, in Frankenmuth, Michigan. Those are blocks of snow covered and ready to be carved for the 2012 Snowfest. Each year in January visitors come from all over Michigan and other parts of the country to visit Frankenmuth and enjoy Snowfest. If you have never been, you need to come and check it out. Although we are currently experiencing snow melting temperatures, it was in the 50’s today, cold weather is on the way for the start of Snowfest which begins Wednesday, January 25th and runs through the 30th. There is plenty to see and do, and as always lots and lots of great food. If and when the temperatures drop, you can always hang out in the warming tent and enjoy refreshments and music. There are snow and ice carving competitions with sculptures viewable throughout the entire downtown area. This is one time for sure that we all wish for cold temperatures and yes, snow. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. The warming tent is up and ready!