Tuesday, December 16, 2008

"Arctic Blast" Northwest Style

Man, did we luck out. Everybody thought we were crazy, but the second Saturday in every month is Scout Saturday and I'll be danged if any cold weather was going to stop us for having our outing. All day last Friday it was rainy and crappy, but we perservered. We still planned on going camping, no matter the odds. Fortunately for us, the stars aligned and we only had to deal with cold temperatures. We got rained on for about 15 minutes on the whole trip.

Saturday was cold, but still not bad. Then Sunday morning we woke up to an inch of snow on the ground and you would have thought that it was a foot the way some people were acting (church attendance was down about 30%). So we lucked out and missed the bad weather by one day.

I understand that this kind of cold is very unusual for this part of the country. In all honesty, I don't miss the bitter cold of winter in Utah and this week has helped me remember that. The climate with a much smaller temperature swing from the highest of the year to the lowest suits me very well so far. Hopefully this Arctic Blast will blow over soon and we'll be able to get down to some more camping in January and February.


At 12:01 PM, Blogger Chelsea said...

Yep, I thought you were crazy!!!!! Only boys want to go camping in the freakin' cold!

At 1:01 PM, Blogger Miriam Higginson said...

You must be enjoying your calling to talk about camping in January and February with eagerness!


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