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Discussion: Northeast

in: Swampfox; Swampfox > 2018-12-01

Dec 4, 2018 12:53 AM # 
Actually, northern New England is having a spectacular early season. My brother started skiing on November 15.
Dec 4, 2018 1:31 AM # 
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.
Dec 4, 2018 3:54 AM # 
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.
Dec 5, 2018 7:43 PM # 
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...
Dec 5, 2018 10:51 PM # 
Strong ankles help too.
Dec 6, 2018 1:02 AM # 
Not entirely clear if you're talking about the honeymoon or the skating--ha!
Dec 7, 2018 12:13 AM # 
Yes, strong ankles are important for honeymoon activities.
Dec 7, 2018 3:23 PM # 
I'm with you on enjoying the crowded ski trails. Way more fun to see lots of people out and enjoying the snow.
Dec 9, 2018 9:29 PM # 
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.
Dec 14, 2018 8:28 PM # 

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.
Dec 17, 2018 8:01 PM # 
I was up at Lake Monomonac on the NH border. I don't yet trust the ice near my house.
Dec 23, 2018 4:16 PM # 
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.

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