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Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: Fun Things to do in the Winter

It’s that time again. The Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge hosted by Long and Short Reviews. Today’s topic is: Fun Things to do in the Winter
Where I live (in the northeast), it snows in the winter.  It’s cold.  It’s icy.  And really, I’d like to hibernate for a few months.  My husband? He loves the winter. He goes skiing, he snowmobiles, he goes ice fishing…me? I’m always cold, no matter how I dress, no matter what I do.  However, I also have dogs. Big dogs. Field breeds that need plenty of exercise.  So, now ask if I can hibernate in the winter…
So, I walk 2 – 3 miles pretty much every day.  I go outside 5 or 6 times a day to let the puppies potty and play fetch and wrestle with each other.  Plus, yanno, I have to do practical things like shoveling snow or grocery shopping.
So, fun things to do in the winter?

If you’re me, the only really fun things I do in the winter are read and drink copious amounts of coffee.  But fun things for others to do?  There are plenty of things here to do, including the aforementioned winter sports like ice fishing, snowmobiling, even winter hiking or snowshoeing.
What about you? Do you like winter sports?

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    1. Taking the dogs out the past few days with temps of -30 with the wind chill have made me wonder why I don’t have fish…

  1. I can’t do winter sports. My one ski trip experience ending after an hour of falling down, being cold, and being terrified of the ski lift. Heights make me ill. It was no great loss-I spent my trip inside at a wine tasting.

    1. Honestly, the ski lift is one of the biggest reasons I’ve never wanted to ski!! HA!

  2. I grew up in Chicago, and I can tell you honestly that even in my youth, we looked for reasons to get out of the cold. We haunted museums and libraries.
    Occasionally, when I was dating Greg we’d bundle up and go to the zoo with a thermos of hot chocolate. Sometimes for the kick of it, we’d get on a bus just to see where it took us. Kind of a city tour. 🙂
    That was the extent of my adventures in the cold. I was thrilled when I found out we were moving to Texas.

    1. I LOVE the idea of hopping the bus to see where it goes!! If we actually had public transportation here, I’d be tempted to try it.

  3. I enjoy sledding, but I haven’t done so in many years. Like you, I prefer to stay indoors where it’s warm and dry.
    Here in Toronto, dogs wear little coats and boots when they go outside in the winter. (Many folks here have dogs that are toy breeds and/or have pretty short coats. I’m sure the huskies and other big, hardy breeds are fine. LOL). Do your dogs need to bundle up before going outside for such long walks?

    1. I used to put a jacket on my last dog, but these two don’t seem to mind. I have a good friend who has a lab who will NOT go outside in the snow without a jacket and boots. She literally will lie down and refuse until she’s dressed. She’s such a doggie diva!

    1. I wish I could … I’d love three seasons: spring, summer, fall … lather, rinse, repeat!

  4. I agree – I’d like to stay inside all winter and never go out, but my husband has thermal skin or something because he loves to go out walking in all weathers.

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