just checking in to say "hi" and wondering...........
how cold is it in *your* back yard? It's 12 degrees here in Erie. I know it must be colder up in Michigan. Hope you are all enjoying this weather. And have a Merry Christmas / Happy Holiday / Happy New Year!
The girls (yellow Labradors) and I went hiking this AM near Punderson or Newberry, OH, with our other group (Yahoo groups, hiking hounds). The temperature was in the low twenties with gusts of 50mph. Our greatest fear was not the cold but flying broken branches. Tonight after a wonderful meal, Dolly and I are curled up on the floor reading the papers we get, in front of the Christmas tree we put up last night, with Labradors at our socks. We just had the last step outside of the night for watering and the wind was blowing HARD. The weather radio says it is 1 degree F in Cleveland. We are 600 feet above that so I imagine we are breaking 0. Happy to read friends are warm and safe. I suppose the ones who may not be are not at their computers. Be careful and warm. Thank you for all the photo friends who have been here, some several times, since August. Please know you are welcome many more times in the coming year.
Eva & I were out last night at Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village - Walking around for 4 hours, outside, carolers etc. It was around 0F with wind gusts up to 45 mph. We're still warming up from the event!
My family and I went over to Peak and Peak ski resort in New York to see there Christmas Light display. I-90 was a real mess. Light display so so. Very cold and windy at the top of the hill on the ski lift. Comming home almost near white out conditions and while there I backed into someone with a Cadilac Escalade. My first accident in over 30 years. I told my wife no more winter road trips. The pizza was good though. Now just when is this Global Warming thing supposed to take affect? I wish it would hurry up.
I was on I90 on the 22nd and it was terrifying. The large red pickup that went sideways right across our path a few car lengths in front of us before it hit a concrete barrier, almost taking us out, is a good example. This was just a few miles past the big curve in downtown cleveland. The roads got worse after that. We made it to Erie unscathed and got off for the night (around 2:30). I could barely see the the exit, or the road. I've driven a lot in the winter, but it was bad. Glad to be safe in Syracuse.