I worked the week of Christmas, but Sara and I managed to sneak a quick trip to the Midwest to see family to say good bye to 2012 and usher in the New Year. It was a wonderfully relaxing time with good food, family, and refreshingly cold weather. I must be wired a little funny, because when I woke up on on January 1st to see the temperature at -15 degrees Fahrenheit, I just smiled and got outside as quick as I could. Something about that cold, brisk air is just so vitalizing (that's assuming your dressed properly, of course).
It was a wonderful trip for many reasons. Here, let me show you.
|Negative degrees. Awesome.|
|The cold shore.|
|Expanding ice. Cracks that reach across the lake.|
|Taking a couple kids fishing.|
|Skated across most of the lake. Great ice.|
|Skating and fishing on lakes is something that is definitely not in Norfolk, Virginia.|
|Grain Belt: Nordeast. A tasty local brew.|
|Sky lanterns on New Years.|
|Another tasty Minnesota treat.|
|A great man.|
|Painted a brown trout for my dad.|
|Remnants of the Pike spear fisherman.|
|Lots of family.|
2012 was great, so bring it on, 2013. We are ready for you.