This weekend we were thrown some crazy weather - weather we are not prepared to handle in these parts. I know many of you in other parts of the US have had brutal winter weather for weeks, so it only seems fair for us to get a little.
The thing is...we just aren't prepared to deal with snow or ice. So this means the majority of life here in the pacific northwest came to a complete stop.
For me this meant not being able to attend the conference I've been helping plan for more than 6 months. (Hopefully the event will be rescheduled soon...).
So what was going to be an extremely busy weekend, turned out to be an unexpected break. A mini-vacation right here in my own home. This is very good.
I don't know how well you know me or my family, but we aren't very good about staying put. (Three of us are a little more keen on hanging around the house, but one of us just needs to be out doing something.) Since we couldn't really drive anywhere because of the ice, we strapped on crampons and headed out for a hike. It was fun to be out and about in the icy, winter wonderland.
On our way we randomly decided to meet friends at a local brewery (it's also an inn so the restaurant was open despite the inclement weather).
See, you aren't really snowed in or iced in unless you choose to stay at home. We chose to make the most of it and get out there.
If life gives you lemons, make lemonade. If the sky gives you ice, find your crampons and marvel at the beauty. And be sure to take your camera along to capture it all!
Linking up with The Good. The Random. The Fun.