It has been a hard winter, and we all are feeling the effects. The months will soon fly by, and spring will be upon us once again. We can look forward to warm, sunny skies, and flowers and trees blooming in all radiant colors. Just think of the sandals and shorts we will soon be able to wear.
There is always one drawback - grass mowing and weeding.
Let us all think on a positive note and think spring.
Perhaps you might have noticed that there’s some snow outside. A lot of snow. Giant heaping piles of snow. Spectacular accumulations of microcrystalline dihydrogen monoxide. Yes, we had a blizzard recently, and I'm not talking about the delicious frozen treat from Dairy Queen.
Meteorologists use this term to describe weather that is a mixture of freezing rain, ice pellets (more commonly known as sleet), and snow. It's when three types of winter weather are all happening at once due to the temperatures in the air. To me, wintery mix is code word for "Not fun to drive in!"
Okay, so what do those three things mean on their own?
I know what you're thinking; "He's gone completely off his rocker!" But I will stand by my statement. I have been winter camping for over 30 years, mainly as a Boy Scout and adult Scout Leader, and it's become my favorite time of year for camping. I know you're probably going to need some convincing, so let me explain why you should leave your warm house and go sleep outside in the winter, preferably when the temperatures are sub-freezing.