With 47% of the votes, the winner of last week’s “Favorite Cragun’s Memory” poll was “Christmas Memories” from Noel.
It was Christmas about 10 years ago when my wife and our youngest son came to Cragun’s for a few days. My daughter was in Ethiopia in the Peace Corps and my oldest son was in Turkey with the Air Force. This was the first time our family had been apart for Xmas and my wife and I were feeling a bit down and not in the Xmas spirit. We decided to go to Cragun’s again, we hadn’t been there since our honeymoon many many years ago. We had such a wonderful time back then and we were hoping it could revive some great old memories. So we packed ourselves up and our 15 year old son and made the trip through a blizzard and arrived safely on Xmas Eve. We were received warmly and warmed ourselves in front of the huge fireplace in the lobby… feeling better already! Our fireplace room was great. We put on our swimsuits and went to the pool. Our son played ping-pong with a little girl who had only one arm and he would let her beat him. She would laugh hysterically and it was very contagious. We were all laughing in no time!! That is just one of the wonderful memories we had that weekend. Thank you for such a wonderful place to make a lifetime of memories.
NOEL – NEW ULM, MN