I think it's official now...no more snow. We're going rollerblading today so that means spring has sprung.
This is what our local south shore Patriot Ledger said about the winter here...
Fourteen storms in which at least 3 inches of snow fell hit the South Shore during the winter. Seven of the storms dropped more than 6 inches - far more than the average of one or two storms. It was the third-snowiest winter on record at the Blue Hill Observatory in Milton. The total snowfall there is 119 inches, almost double the annual average of 60.
And so our lack of blogging has been due partly to the fact that we have mostly been hibernating, or at least resting, this winter, and nothing exciting has been going on. And also because our digital camera stopped turning on shortly after its one year warranty expired.
But we did get a picture of least one winter activity. We took a ski skating lesson at the Weston Ski Track. The website said it would faster than traditional cross country skiing, more like ice skating, so I thought Matt would like it. As it turns out, neither of us did that well. I think Matt's words to me half way through our lesson were, "You owe me." We concluded that it was a sport better left to people with long legs. But it was still fun to try. After that we started going to the ice rink on the other side of our local roundabout, and just stuck to our first winter love, ice skating. Next winter, we're going to try snowshoeing much earlier in the season...maybe that will get us outside more.
Overall, it was a pretty good winter and we like the snow. Compared to our Chicago winters, there was way more snow here, but it didn't get nearly as cold. I will never forget my first January in Chicago, walking across a bridge over the Chicago River every morning on my way to work with temperatures consistently at 0 degrees. I'm not quite nostelgic for those days...but I miss the scenery.