Friday, December 19, 2008

Photo Phun Phriday - Ice and Snow



Nope, that is not where I am, but it was where I once was!

Since it is hot as hades (ok, slight exaggeration), I thought for the Phriday Photo Phiesta with Carrie, I would have phun reminiscing about the little bit of ice and snow that has been phun!

When Traveler started looking at colleges, one of the first places we visited was in Gainesville Georgia. We headed up to their open house weekend on a Friday. Traveler and her friend rode with Traveler’s mom. Will and I and Ocho and Demolition D made the trip together.

We knew icy/snowy weather was too hit the area, but the school had not cancelled the weekend or the Theatre auditions Traveler was participating in, so we headed on. We arrived at the hotel just as the sleet started.

Taking two cars ended up being more than just a necessity because of space, but because both cars were covered with about an inch of ice the next morning. We got working on de-icy one vehicle to at least get Traveler to the auditions.

Will, Traveler, her mom and the friend loaded up and headed to the college campus, leaving Demolition D, Ocho and me at the hotel.

Luckily we did have power. So we could watch TV and stay warm, but why? There was ice and sort of snow outside!

A skateboard had also accompanied us on our trip. The boys came up with a great idea – take the wheels (trucks) off the skate board and use the board as a “small” sled.
It worked!

The hill of a driveway was used some, then we noticed a small grassy hill behind the hotel.


(It was more ice than snow, every step crunched)


We had a blast taking turns sliding down the ice on the skateboard!



I have some other snow phun, but I think I will save that for another post, so you can hop in your sled and giddy up your horses to the other photo phun to be had!







Snow fun to come . . .









14 comments:

Susie said...

These pictures are very appropriate for us in Wisconsin today. We got 10 inches in 6 hours overnight! The city is shutting down:-(

Gayle said...

Great photos! We're expecting up to 12 inches of snow today. Maybe we'll have some snow fun!

Angie said...

I love the fountain picture..so pretty! I can't imagine wearing shorts this time of year...I am so used to the cold here! Although it is helping to get me more in the spirit of things...now if only I could find a couple of elves to do my baking for me! Have a good weekend!

Aleta said...

I love pictures like this. We don't get to see it much in Louisiana, so it's like a wonderland to me!

Z's Mom said...

Those are great pics! At least you were able to have some fun!!!

RBK's Realm said...
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RBK's Realm said...

You seem like such a great family who enjoys each other thoroughly!

Geographically, I am learning a lot through your posts about Georgia, a state that I have yet to visit...

mommytoalot said...

We have a tonne of snow today.
Very nice shots.

JANE said...

I just soooooooo love snow!!!
I left you something tonight on my blog!!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

We had a big ol' honkin' prediction for snow/ice which never materialized. Your pics are beautiful, and your kids look like a lot of fun.

Ballerina Girl said...

how fun... send it to me, send it to me!!
(Mr. weatherman just said it is coming on SUNDAY!!!)
BG

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Now your photos dephinitely look like you're having much phun! :))
Thank you, Imerie, for your comment on "Spreading the Love" on Whose Role...Because it was your first time, I thought I'd mention I post weekly and reply to each commenter. I hope you're having a wonderful weekend, and if you have the time, I hope you enjoy "Santa
in Training." Thanks again, Imerie! Petra :))

Gayle said...

Hi again! Stop by my blog when you get a chance. I have something there for you!

Kathiesbirds said...

Love the first icy photo of the fountain. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Good for you and the kids being creative with those skateboards!