|This is what greeted us as we left the condo to walk over to the coffee shop.|
|The initial forecasts were for the snow to begin in the afternoon. This was a little after 9:00 am. Oops.|
I seldom get to use my snowshoes and heaven knows I certainly didn't need them today, but after Heather and I finished our walk together I headed over to Francis Park with snowshoes in hand.
|My, what big feet I have.|
|The leaves on the ground are still visible poking up through the snow.|
Eventually I came upon an area where children were sliding down a small hill. As I was watching the children play a car came up and parked near where I was standing. A man and his daughter were got out of the car. She had a saucer to slide down the hill. The man and I chatted. Come to find out they were visiting from Sydney, Australia. They'd never been in snow before. I asked him if he'd take my picture. So there you have it: A man from Australia taking the picture of a man snowshoeing in St. Louis, Missouri on Christmas Eve Day. I wonder how often that has happened.
|Proof of the existence of Bigfoot|
|Bob walking down the hill to join his daughter. She is admiring the rather large snowman.|
I continued on my way, crisscrossing the park and taking more photos.
|Notice that the leaves aren't showing anymore.|
Darkness descended but I was reluctant to call it a day. Alas, all good things seem to have to come to an end. So one more picture.
At the edge of the Park I took off my snowshoes and headed home. I was surprised to discover how much more difficult it was to walk on the snow covered sidewalk than it had been walking on the snow in the park. I guess the snowshoes ended up not being superfluous after all.
|When I got home Billie volunteered to watch over my snowshoes and poles.|