Friday Five 12/18: Favorite Winter Activities

Hello and happy Friday! Thankfully this week has been a little calmer than last week was. We’re pretty much over the illness that has been hanging around our house. I thought I was going to get hit pretty hard with it earlier in the week, but once I was able to tame the awful sinus pressure I’ve been managing alright.

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Today we’re linking up with Cynthia, Courtney and Mar for the Friday Five. This week we’re talking winter activities. We live in an area where we usually get a boat load of snow that hangs around for months. This year has been an exception though. I’m pretty sure there’s going to be a green Christmas. We’ve gotten a few dustings of the white stuff but nothing has stuck so far. This makes me very worried for what February and March are going to bring this year. All of the typical snow means there’s no shortage of winter activities for us! Here are some of our favorites:

  1. Skating: Travis plays hockey on a league and I had a very short lived stint as a figure skater way back when (like kindergarten!). We also enjoy just going for fun. Parker has also taken a HUGE interest in hockey in the last few weeks. We took him skating for the first time a couple of weekends ago. It’s going to take a while for him to get the hang of it, but we think he really enjoyed it.
  2. Lights on the River: This is a local event held leading up to Christmas every year. A local campground is turned into a series of light displays designed by local businesses. You drive through and look at all of the displays and at the end you vote for your favorite. Last year was the first year we went and we’ll be going to check out this years displays this weekend! lights on the river
  3. Frozen Foote Race Series: Another local event! This is a 4-race series. There are 4 mile races in December, January, February and March. It’s the same course each year and if you complete 3 out of the 4 races you earn a t-shirt from the series. It’s a great way to keep motivated throughout the crazy winters we get here!
  4. Saranac Lake Winter Carnival:  Saranac Lake is a little town in the Adirondacks not far from Lake Placid. Each February they host a winter carnival with all sorts of outdoor activities like a parade, frying pan toss, a fun run, curling and broomball. The highlight each year is a castle built entirely from ice. palace1987
  5. Ice Fishing: Travis loves to ice fish. He doesn’t get to do it all that often but was able to get out for a day last winter. The thought of walking on a frozen lake kinda freaks me out a bit though!

What’s your favorite winter activity?

Have a great weekend!

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