Monday, January 11, 2010

Winter Fun

It has been dang cold here the last few weeks. Although, we haven't had as much snow as we had last year. This time last year, we were strategically shoveling snow piles to enable us to get out of our driveway. We've been getting a few inches of snow here and there and it's been pretty manageable. I like getting a fresh dusting a few times a week- it makes everything look so much prettier.

We've also started to embrace our climate and take advantage of winter hiking. I wrote about Thacher Park a month or so ago. It's been our winter playground the last couple of weeks. There are waterfalls and creeks that are absolutely stunning with the ice and snow. We also invested in snowshoes so we can better manage our hikes. Gavin did really well in his- the kid is awesome! We are hoping to get a hike in every weekend. This past weekend was extremely cold, 12 degrees and I don't know how much colder with the wind chill. Even so, we powered through. Once you get going, you warm up pretty well.

Next weekend we are venturing to the Catskills with our friends Jeff and Toyin. I found some great trails to explore so that should be a lot of fun. It's nice to get out in the fresh air and get some exercise. We spend most of the week cuddled up in our house so it's great to have something to look forward to. I think we all need a little adventure in our lives! Here are a few pictures of our winter exploring so far. Enjoy!

Little squirt ready to go!

Thacher Park, January 2010

Looking at the waterfalls

Gavin loves to shake the snow off the tree branches!

Little man on his new snowshoes- again, he's just awesome!

He gets tired out pretty quickly though and makes Adam carry him!


Emily said...

That's awesome Gavin did so well on his snowshoes! He'll be snowboarding too, before you know it! Beautiful pictures, glad you guys are taking advantage of the awesome place you live.

Missy said...

Wow! I would loooove to have a little snow this winter but it's doubtful. That looks like a really fun day at the park!

Dielle said...

Great photos! Snowshoeing sounds like lots of fun!