The theme of Winter Carnival this year was "From all over the state, what makes Michigan great."
And I think this was my favorite statue.
First of all, it was very well done. It was one of the overnighters, so it was done quickly and really well. Hands are hard to do!
Second of all, I think the hand map thing is one of my favorite things about living in Michigan. I think it's the coolest thing when you ask a Michigander/Michiganian where they are from, and they whip out their hand and point it out exactly. Sometimes people will just say, oh, I live near the knuckle of the index finger or something, but I love when they just show you right on their hand the most.
At first, I thought the special hand map was only for the Downstaters, but I have since learned that Michigan indeed has two hands. While people downstate often only need to use one hand to show where they live, we Yoopers (I'm totally a Yooper now, right?) use both. (Or if we do use one hand it's the other one.)
For the record, I live in the knuckle of the thumb of that top hand, which is also the coolest place to live, by the way. That thumb juts out into the middle of Lake Superior, and the canal that our bridge spans cuts right through the thumb knuckle so ships don't have to go all the way around the peninsula (the thumb tip).
I have 81 other pictures of Winter Carnival to share. All about the many cool things that make Michigan great. From cars to sports to construction to lumber to snow to ships to Kellogg's.