January 18, 2013
First Canal Skate 2013

After last week's mild temperatures, we were very surprised to hear they opened part of the canal this morning!

Elizabeth has been asking when the canal will open since it closed last year. So we decided that we should go, even though the temperatures plunged to negative double digits yesterday (with the windchill it was -30C this morning).


By this afternoon it was a mere -10C (-20C windchill) so we bundled up warmly and headed out. The plus side of being too pregnant to skate is that Daddy had to come too. The minus side was that Daddy and Elizabeth decided that since I couldn't skate I might as well stand in the Beavertail line and acquire treats that I can't even eat! Luckily they sell hot chocolate too...


The ice was rather bumpy and the wind cold, but the neat ice flooding machine was parked nearby and Elizabeth really loves skating. Before we'd even gotten back to the car, Elizabeth was already suggesting we should go back tomorrow...

On January 23, 2013 at 09:32 pm
Rachel @ Grasping for Objectivity said:
I cannot comprehend cold that cold. Really. That's crazy! Y'all are sturdy people.
On January 27, 2013 at 08:35 am
Grandpa H said:
IMHO, people should stay indoors in such temperatures :)

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