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Monday, February 10, 2014

Snow-Day Jaunt



The unexpected winter storm gave us a much-needed break from routine, to take things as they come and slow down the jet-paced life. Winter storm was predicted, of course, but the 'unexpected' part is that this region barely gets any snow, except every few years when it can't seem to keep away...

After two days of non-stop play in the backyard snow and walking around the block during the snowfall to catch all the snowflakes swirling about, it seemed like a mini adventure was called for. Not being up for driving up to the mountains for skiing, we thought we might as well make it a treat!

Saturday mid-day, fortified by a hearty lunch, we trudged to the nearest bus stop. Took the bus. Half a dozen stops later we got off. Walked over to the movie theater nearby. Watched "Frozen"!

The 8 yo was longing to see it but had resigned herself to a 6-month wait when it might be out on DVD that we can borrow from Netflix.

It was priceless to see her thrill when at the end of the first part of the adventure, she got to sit in a movie theater (a rare occurrence) and watch to her heart's content! The 5 yo came along for the ride and enjoyed the movie anyway.

The trip back home was fun again, riding the bus back and walking from the bus stop to home. The half-day jaunt found us exhilarated and exhausted at the same time when we finally peeled off the 3 layers and sat by the vent to warm up.

All that was left to do was to have some air popped popcorn and some delicious hot chocolate. And then we were restored enough to get ready for bed.

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