Thursday, January 29, 2009
Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland at McConnell Springs
Finally got out of the house today. I cracked the ice off the cars this morning and was successful in getting Noelle's car out of the skating rink, I mean parking lot. We drove down Richmond Road and past the snapped limbs of large trees scattered all over the sides of the road. It was a pretty drive. We made it to McConnell Springs by 10:30 and went for a hike in the park.
There was a lot of damage to many of the trees. Luckily, the large bur oak survived the added weight of an inch layer of ice coating all its branches. The walk was a pretty one though. I learned that I will have off tomorrow as well. That makes nine straight days off. I'm really not used to having this kind of time to myself. I almost don't know what to do with it when the weather is like this.