goodgrief wrote:Congratulations, sundance13!
So for us non-natives, what is Boji? I'm curious.
Boji is short for Okoboji. It is a really popular summer hotspot that includes a chain of lakes and an amusement park. There are lots of bars, restaurants, and shops. On the weekends there are lots of bands that play at restaurants on the water and at Arnold's Park (the amusement park) for free. A few years ago Playboy rated it as a top 5 or top 10 place to be on the 4th of July in the U.S. 4th of July weekend is nuts and there is a huge firework display. A few years back the barge they shot fireworks from exploded.. and I believe it was last year that it started to go up again before they put it out.
During the winter they have the winter games which is a huge drinking festival / snowmobile / random sports out on the lake fest over a weekend that is really popular.
Okoboji is a huge draw for people from Omaha, Sioux City, Sioux Falls, Des Moines, Minneapolis (and southern suburbs). Although less so from Minneapolis since there are a lot of local lakes nearby, but Okoboji is still a nice get away and I run into 'sotans all the time. The area is also home to Berkely fishing company, and a really awesome bike trail that runs the length of the lakes.