Actually, northern New England is having a spectacular early season. My brother started skiing on November 15.
That's nice to hear. In winter, there should be snow! Hopefully the snow will stay and the rain will stay away from your part of the world.
Oh, it's just been raining where I live. But I'm okay with that. It's good to have snow where snow belongs, where it can be skied on, but I don't have to shovel rain. And there's still hope that I may be able to get out on smooth ice with my skates.
Jon had us all get skates at the local winter ski sale. He's embracing this New England thing. I suspect the first outing will be amusing, to say the least...the last time Jon and I were on ice skates was during our honeymoon. It was more of a balance and coordination activity than one requiring aerobic effort, as I recall...
Not entirely clear if you're talking about the honeymoon or the skating--ha!
Yes, strong ankles are important for honeymoon activities.
I'm with you on enjoying the crowded ski trails. Way more fun to see lots of people out and enjoying the snow.
The ice skating today was fantastic. Not many people sharing it with me, though. Nobody with blades on their feet, only one other person more than a couple of steps from shore.
JJ, where do you skate? Our trails have frozen lumpy and rock-hard, but the swampy parts are not looking all that solidly iced over.
I was up at Lake Monomonac on the NH border. I don't yet trust the ice near my house.
Ah. That makes sense. Don't think we're quite up to traveling to skate, yet. We'll have to wait for opportunities closer to home. There certainly seems to be plenty of water - I don't think I ever realized just how swampy MA is before this.