It was reported today that some crazed person chopped down the famous "honking tree." Do you know about that tree? You can check it out and read about the vandalism by clicking on this DNT link. As long as I can remember, every time our family headed up the shore toward Two Harbors, I would hear from my kids, "Dad, don't forget to honk at the 'honking tree!' " If we were heading to a kid hockey game–or whatever–honking at that lonely tree standing in the small parcel of land between lanes of the freeway provided us with luck at the game or an opportunity to give a friendly hello toot to a famous tree. What would possess someone to do this type of vandalism is beyond me and unforgivable.
Do you have a "honking tree" story to tell? Feel free to comment here on this blog and share your tale. We'd like to hear about it. That tree deserves our eulogies so we may honor it's unique and wonderful folklore.