Yesterday, Justin and I drove a couple of hours north so that we could attend Winterfest in Clarendon, PA. Justin loves huskies and hopes to adopt one someday (when we have a house with a fenced backyard), and I knew that the Tails of Tundra Siberian Husky Rescue would be there, so that was a bonus! The day promised to be full of winter-only activities, and this year we are determined to prove to our new Pennsylvania neighbors that we Floridians will not just handle winter, we will celebrate it! 🙂
The only problem was, someone forgot to bring all the snow.
Seriously…this is the hill where the sled and toboggan races were supposed to take place:
It was cold and windy outside, to be sure, but I was all dressed up in my brand new rubber snow boots, and there was no snow to trudge through! How disappointing! So about half of the events on the itinerary were cancelled (including snow-shoeing excursions, snow sculpturing, and husky sled-pulls). We’ll definitely have to return next year to try it again when there’s some actual snow on the ground. Somehow we brought the Florida sun to Pennsylvania with us!
We also couldn’t resist visiting Lake Erie since we were so close to it anyways. Well…we thought we were close. Our GPS had us navigating back-country roads, past red barns and spotted cows for about an hour and a half before we finally reached the shore of Lake Erie–just in time for sunset!
Also, we couldn’t get that close to Lake Erie without making tentative future plans to drive all the way to Buffalo, NY to see Niagra Falls. And while we’re there, we may as well drive across the border to Canada, right? Since we’re that close anyways…
I guess we’ve got the travel bug again.8-)