This winter has been pretty much a no show here and it's been very disappointing for the kids. They absolutely love to go sledding right out back, but while there's been lots of snow in the mountains (20 minutes up the road!), here in town it's been green, brown and rainy. So the other day it finally got cold enough to freeze and with all the rain we had there were instant ice skating rinks in the fairway behind our house. We got a nice showshoe trip recently which is nice when it's only a few minutes to get there.