Sunday, January 26, 2014

Ice is just frozen water

Polar Vortex and Arctic Blast are two phrases that have become pretty common this winter.  The view outside our back windows this weekend looked like this:
Yes, those people are ice fishing.  Crazy, if you ask me.  Are they doing that for fun or are they planning to eat what they catch?  Grace got Kyle's grandfather's binoculars out to watch their progress and kept us updated when the man in the front of the photo moved to a new place.  He did this about 5 times.
At least it made for a good conversation with Grace about animals that hibernate (like the snapping turtles we see in the summer) and those that migrate.

If you ask me, I'd rather be an animal that migrates somewhere warm.  We did the next best thing by going to the Natatorium pool today.
It was warmer there and Grace had a great time going down the tube slide, playing in the splash ground and lazy river, and jumping off the diving board (for the first time) into 12.5 feet of water.  That kid is brave!


Nana said...

I love the windows in the snow and Ba was wishing for a picture of the Big Girl jumping in to the 12.5 feet. That ice fishing looks like fun too!

Phyllis said...

Gee, I hope no one fell into the lake while ice fishing. You never know when it is thinner under the snow cover.

Love my Big Girl in the water...almost as good as FL