Sadly, Heather did not have a snow day, but at least we could begin our day together. We walked over to our breakfast place, the place we first met.
|This is the scene that greeted us as we left the condo.|
|Sadly, not everyone had a snow day. It looks like this person had to work.|
She had her customary frozen mocha and I had my sesame bagel. After, too short of a time, Heather re-bundled herself up to head outside to the bus stop.
|The temperature was in the 20F's, but there was no wind. It is supposed to get colder tonight, not Alaskan cold, but maybe as cold as Atlanta.|
|The bus was only a couple of minutes late.|
I waited around until Heather called to let me know she made it to work. Even though the bus was a little late, she was still able to make her connection with the train. She had a good commute. Tonight I think I'll go over to the Metro station and pick her up from the train so she doesn't have to catch the bus, or worse . . . walk. I figure this is the least I can do considering, through no fault of my own, I had a snow day . . . A SNOW DAY!
Snow Day = Snowshoeing
|Bigfoot is back|
There was more snow on the ground than Christmas Eve Day. It made for much better snowshoeing.
In the center of Francis Park is a lily pond. On my Christmas Eve Day walk I had passed this area up. Today walking to this area was the closest to a goal I was willing to set.
|It's a mermaid. I wonder what she is reading. That blanket she's wearing doesn't look very warm.|
|Is this little fella' wearing a snow blindfold?|
Of course, I had to go over to where the neighborhood kids go sledding.
|Give a kid a decent snowfall and they will find a hill . . . even if it isn't much of one.|
|Ah yes, the dreaded climb back to the top.|
|This was the only scooter I saw out today.|
I spent a little over two hours in the park just wandering here and there.
|I spent more than a few moments under these pine trees. It was so quiet. It was a gentle place, a soul place.|
When I got home Billie again was willing to hold my snowshoes until they dried.
|If you look close you can see that not only did Billie get new tires, but last Monday I added another set of hand guards to her existing hand guards. Hopefully this will give me more wind protection||.|
I spent the rest of the day keeping the cat company, playing on the computer, and trying unsuccessfully to feel guilty for having a snow day when Heather didn't.