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Jan 2, 2011

RINGADING DING

Hope you all had a happy New Year. 
We went to the cabin with some friends. Well my BB Guy (Big Burly Guy for the new readers) was already at the cabin but he came back on the 31st. to pick us up and take us back there. 
The day started out like this. My BB Guy took this on his way to get us.
While I was taking this picture from home through the front window. 
It was a clear cold day. However it was considerably colder where he came from than where I was. Can you say -25 below. I know!!!


So off we went to the cabin, a 3 hour drive. My coffee buddy Earl gave me a bottle of brandy to fortify me for the drive up. It was a joke. I don't drink in the car even if I am not driving. But that brandy did come in handy one day by the fire. The roads were clear thankfully. I am always scared on the drive and I was really hoping for no snow or ice on the roads. So far so good.
We started out our evening with some ice cold champagne. It went well with the ice cold body I had. Once again we went somewhere in the middle of winter without my coat and boots. To see the last time this happened click here. I can't blame him this time though because I walked right by them at the front door myself. So here I was at the cabin in -25 degree weather without my winter coat or boots. I got to wear my guys size 13 boots and his snowmobile jacket. I was still freezing outside. I put on more layers. I was still cold. I had 2 hoods on. I was still cold. I got frostbite on my cheeks and jawline. I am not an outdoors girl...
One of the locals had created an outdoor curling rink on the street. They had a huge bonfire going and many congregated there. I wasn't there for long before my feet in my size 13 boots slipped out from under me and BAM down I went. Smacked my head really hard on the ice and gave myself a nasty whiplashed neck and back. Spilled my wine everywhere. The snow and ice looked like a killing field full of blood but it was all red wine. No blood at all not even a bump but oh man am I sore in my neck and back. 
So this is the last thing I took a picture of that night. 
They used milk jugs frozen with water as the curling rocks. The local dogs were having fun with them too. 
Remember.... -25 degrees. The locals didn't seem to notice that it was cold out. 
 Well that is what I did for New Years. Knocked myself senseless on the ice in sub zero temperatures. How about you? What did you guys do? 

11 comments:

Kathy Reed said...

I'm laughing and enjoying the incredible scenery at the same time. I can't say I wish I was there. Happy New Year!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Oh...those look like the curling pics that my sister just posted. But it was -31 there, so it can't be where you were. Poor thing, I hope that you are fine now, that must have hurt bad.

Jen @ MuddyBootDreams

Kathleen said...

That is amazing! I hope you are ok! Again with no coat! grrr
We had a very boring evening, watched TV, and had a few...diet sodas! :)
Happy 2011. Frostbite? Ouch!

Anonymous said...

Testing the comments for Tracy who couldn't leave an anonymous one.

Anonymous said...

Lori,
You know how to bring the New Year in with a bang....ouch.
Wishing you all the best in 2011
Hugs,
Tracy

Maureen said...

Goodness gracious that's not a great way to ring in a new year. Ouch! Although it looks like a great place to spend some time. Love the pictures.

Happy New Year!

Jo Anne said...
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Jo Anne said...

Sorry spelling mistakes!

What a beautiful journey in pictures you have taken us on - a heavenly place even at -25 below! I don't have any New Years stories I'm afraid - I'll be glad to continue reading yours though LOL x

Happy New Year for 2011 x

Beverly @ The Buzz said...

Absolutely stunning photos! But way too cold for me!

Kathleen Ellis said...

LOL! I can't top that! I can say that I am not an "outdoorsy girl" either....that said...I bundle up before I leave the house in a full length coat and boots and gloves, put my seat warmer on asap, blast the heat and when I arrive to wherever it is I am going I DO NOT play outside! Perhaps these are rules you should live by???? haha!
Happy New Year!

Joanne said...

Oh Lori it looks fun and FRIKKEN COLD!!! Hope you are feeling better - this lowermainlander stayed home and warm (sound asleep by 10:30) Party animals we are not. Here's to a great 2011 no matter what it brings us.

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