So often when the snow start to fall and the temperature drops, folks stay indoors. Its seem like staying inside in the warm and cozy home is more inviting than trudging outside in the snow and bitter cold. However novel this may be after some time a person cannot help but go a little crazy. Especially if you are like me and enjoy behind outside. If I am stuck in the house for, too long I feel as if the walls are closing in on me. When this happens, I like to do any number of activities. Something to get me out of my beautiful cage and enjoying something new and exciting. With a little of physical excursion.
One of my favorite activities to do outside or indoors for that matter is to go ice-skating. Nothing a cold winter day then enjoying a cup of hot cocoa and gliding across a sheet of ice. I remember the first time I went ice skating I was petrified that I would fall on my butt in front over everyone. Making a complete fool of myself. To my surprise, I did not fall and I had the best of time. So much so that I started taking lessons now I am a pro. Ok maybe I am not a pro but I am pretty darn good if I say so myself.
Another activity that can only happen during the winter months is snowshoeing. It is so perfect to go out earlier in the morning when the sun has just showing. When those rays first appear and the snow is just glistening and twinkling. With a million diamonds. It is so beautiful. The crispness of the air and fresh smell of pine and ice. It is something worth trying. Especially in the woods where you can watch all of the animals strong enough to bear the winter months out taking care of their morning activities. If you have ever witness a fox hopping through the snow searching for a great meal. It is both comical and amazing.
If you have a need for speed, you should definitely try sledding. It is easy to do and does not require any type of skills. Just a sled and a bottom. Oh and a hill with some snow. It is so much fun. Here are a few tips for those that may be new to the activity. If you do not have a sled, a trash can lid works well. I move to the Icey north after living years in the south. When I saw some kids sledding, I wanted to try it out for myself. Not owning a sled or a really knowing what one was I used the lid from one of my trashcans. Such a blast! Another little hint to increase the fun. If you wax the bottom of your sled, you will go faster.
There are so many things to do when the white stuff hit the ground. There no reason to feel like you have to isolated or trap inside of your house afraid to experience the world outside. Add a few extra layers to your outfit, don some warm hat and gloves, then get outside and experience the wonders that winter has to offer. Do not let a drop in temperature slow you down or impede in your merry making.
It only last for a few months, might as well enjoy it. I know I will!