Nanu nanu from Saranac Lake

Space alien invasion indeed.

Yesterday I was having lunch at Blue Moon Cafe in Saranac Lake and Aggie Pelltieri dropped by to talk up this weekend’s Winter Carnival parade, even offering a sneak peak of  one distinctly awesome float.

I’m forbidden to reveal details, but people are pulling out all the stops.

In case you missed it, National Geographic rated Saranac Lake’s carnival as the second best in the world back in December.   Not bad bragging rights.

The town is buzzing and so is our house, with wife Susan joining a new “Canoodler” drill team that will march and cavort in the parade with paddles while pretending to be from France.  (If you come, that’ll make more sense.)

My son Nicholas will march with the high school band and I’ll be up on the judge’s platform MCing the parade outside Harrietstown hall.

As NCPR’s resident sci-fi-fantasy nerd, I’ve been thrilled with the theme’s of Winter Carnival the last two years, Medieval Times and now Space Alien Invasion.  What could be better?

The costumes have been awesome.

So if you’re fed up with the lack of winter, come get your dose of Winter Carnival in Saranac Lake this weekend.  Here’s the schedule of events.

It looks like a good cold weekend…and even a chance for snow!

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5 Comments on “Nanu nanu from Saranac Lake”

  1. Paul says:

    “pretending to be from France” Brian, come on. Most of us are old enough to remember the coneheads!

    As for the Mork from Ork thing in the title that is getting pretty dated.

    Thanks for the info.

  2. Brian Mann says:

    Paul – Since Orkans age backwards, the reference was timeless!

    –Brian, NCPR

  3. Paul says:

    I forgot about that. What a crazy show!

  4. Keith Silliman says:

    It was an awesome parade. What a great day.

  5. Gary says:

    The parade was great! Congratulations to the community of Saranac Lake for a job well done!

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