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BillSwagger
01-11-2011, 05:45 AM
I decided to do some traveling and found that two thirds the states are covered in snow.
I'm rather spoiled when it comes to freezing whether seeing as my home state rarely experiences extremes.
Anyway, it's still been nice to tour the country side and see the white snow covered landscapes.
Again, something that i'm not accustomed to. I sometimes find myself staring down at my feet playing in the snow, kicking the ice around. Then I realize, i'm an adult standing amongst other adults who are probably wondering what the heck i'm doing.
I rarely get to experience snow.

I wondered if anyone has any recommendations for winter travel.
So far everything has been pleasant, but i cant wait to get back to my home state, California.

Bill

stalkervision
01-11-2011, 06:01 AM
Originally posted by BillSwagger:
I decided to do some traveling and found that two thirds the states are covered in snow.
I'm rather spoiled when it comes to freezing whether seeing as my home state rarely experiences extremes.
Anyway, it's still been nice to tour the country side and see the white snow covered landscapes.
Again, something that i'm not accustomed to. I sometimes find myself staring down at my feet playing in the snow, kicking the ice around. Then I realize, i'm an adult standing amongst other adults who are probably wondering what the heck i'm doing.
I rarely get to experience snow.

I wondered if anyone has any recommendations for winter travel.
So far everything has been pleasant, but i cant wait to get back to my home state, California.

Bill

go to Bermuda http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Mercanario
01-11-2011, 06:32 AM
Im somewhat nostalgic for snow, haven't seen any for 7 years.
You should spend the northern hemisphere winter in Australia.
catastrophic floods and doubtless bushfires to follow.

ROXunreal
01-11-2011, 07:09 AM
It's peak season in India and southeast Asia, temperate in the middle east and maghreb. If that's not too far http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

horseback
01-11-2011, 10:29 AM
The Grand Canyon is magnificent in winter, and not nearly as crowded as the other three seasons. While you're there, you might as well see the Petrified Forest and the Meteor Crater and if the roads are clear, Canyon de Chelly in the Navajo lands.

cheers

horseback

Choctaw111
01-13-2011, 09:19 AM
Originally posted by horseback:
The Grand Canyon is magnificent in winter, and not nearly as crowded as the other three seasons. While you're there, you might as well see the Petrified Forest and the Meteor Crater and if the roads are clear, Canyon de Chelly in the Navajo lands.

cheers

horseback

These places are awesome!
I have never heard anyone else in all my life, outside my family, mention Canyon de Chelly. That place had really inspired me. The drawings on the cliff sides are quite a sight. Remember "martini rock"?

stalkervision
01-13-2011, 10:16 AM
I have to put snow shoes on to fill my bird feeder. Does that count? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

LEBillfish
01-13-2011, 10:43 AM
Go out into the woods late at night if everything has a heavy coat of snow.....it's beautiful http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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PhantomKira
01-13-2011, 11:24 AM
Recommendations for winter travel?

Simple: Don't.

Especially if you're not used to icy roads. I've seen more people decide that they absolutely HAVE to go somewhere when anyone in their right mind would be snug as a bug in their living space. Seriously, when the conditions are bad, there's a reason they say to stay off the roads. Beautiful? Absolutely, but you can admire it on foot or from inside. There's no reason to risk getting stuck in these conditions, especially since about 95% of the population have no clue how to survive outside their nice warm cars and are in no way prepared to do so should they need to.

(Pessimist? Me? Nawww. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/halo.gif)

Choctaw111
01-13-2011, 05:28 PM
Originally posted by LEBillfish:
Go out into the woods late at night if everything has a heavy coat of snow.....it's beautiful http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

K2

This is the best time to walk in the woods at night.
With the snow on the ground, there is just enough light to really be able to see where you are going.
I just did this two nights ago.
It is always breathtaking.

VW-IceFire
01-13-2011, 08:38 PM
Agreed... nothing beats walking around in the forest at night with a fresh pack of snow. It's very quiet and you can see everything.

If you want to go out of the country head to Muskoka in Ontario or Whistler in BC. Whistler probably has more going on that Muskoka (more of a summer cottage destination) but they have quite a bit of snow.

BillSwagger
01-25-2011, 11:36 AM
Ive learned to avoid the snow and cold weather.
I was not really prepared for it and i thought visiting breifly would be no big deal, that was until a storm came in and had me trapped at a train terminal in Chicago. I cut back throught St Louis where it also began to snow so i continued south. I just got done visiting the Alamo and had a chance to warm up a bit.

I travel lite which makes getting around easier but i'm noticing one of my shoes keeps rubbing a hole in the heal of my sock.
At this rate i will be out of socks by the time i get back.