Ice storms are so 2013. For 2014, ice is going to be fun. We started on Jan. 1 with a New Year’s Day skate on the pond.
Well, I was the only one who actually skated. Matt and Baxter just trotted around the ice rather than gliding.
Walking was safer than skating in some areas. Although the ice is mostly smooth, frozen coyote tracks here and there are tripping hazards.
A few stumbles aside, a skate on my own pond was a fun way to kick off the year. This is how I’ll take my ice from now on, please… at least for the next month or so. In July I’ll probably want it cubed and in a glass. Although with the temperatures we’re having right now, the pond may stay frozen solid well into summer #polarvortex.
How did you spend New Year’s Day?
That looks like so much fun! I can just imagine the sound of the blades and how cold and invigorated you must have felt. (Can you tell I miss the snow and ice? Lol.)
I don’t know as you’d be that nostalgic if you were here this week, Jan. It’s been nearly -40 with the windchill! Too cold for skating or being outside very long at all.
Ah, yes. Skin-hurting cold. I remember that, too!
I love that first picture of your skates on the ice. I enjoy ice skating when it’s outdoors. Not so much a fan of indoor rinks. I haven’t gone in a few years, but it’s always a lot of fun when I do.
Thanks, Lindsay. I feel the kind of the same way about swimming outdoors. I will always take a lake over a pool.