March 30, 2014

fall and winter highlights

Although the snow that was piled high in our backyard and front lawn hasn't completely melted yet, spring is definitely here.  So I thought I'd do a little retrospect on the last cold six months of the year, because while it was harsh and cold at times, we still had some fun memories.

Best history lesson:  Washinton DC.  This city totally exceeded my expectations.  There was so much to do and see and learn!  We when to the Capitol Building and the Library of Congress and many, many museums.  Best of all, they were all free and everywhere we went, we got a tour by amazing people.  The tour guide at the Library of Congress was like the best university professor you ever had.  And there was no test at the end.

Best learn-to-appreciate-what-you-have experience:  The ice storm caused us to lose electricity for a good 48 hours, and then our frozen pipes caused us to go without water for a couple of hours.  It's amazing the things we take for granted here.  Electricity and water make all the difference.

Best snowy experience:  We went snow-shoeing!  It was sooo much fun.  It was also really tiring.  I almost passed out a couple of times.  You really have to lift those legs.  After snow-shoeing we went tubing and I learned that it's the most sure-fire way of getting rid of the muscle pain and fatigue from the snow-shoeing.

That's all!  I hope you have a happy spring!

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