After trapping us in the house for days, Mother Nature gave us nice enough weather that we could get out for a short walk in the nearby state park. That was lovely, but what was even more lovely was when we got a day that was almost 60 degrees on Thursday.
We woke up at the snow in our yard was melted--which we were fine with since the girls had trampled it all down and it wasn't much fun anymore. The roads were completely clear. With the exception of a few spots where the plows had really piled up the snow, the sidewalks were clear. It was the perfect day for walking. We loaded up into the car and went off for our first Arboretum walk of 2018.
Some of the trails still had a bit of snow on the trails, but mostly they were slush. It wasn't even unpleasant to walk in because it was so warm out that having wet feet wasn't awful. All of the streams and ponds were full of water because so much snow had melted.
The girls were so happy to be out of the house--especially Rye. I was just happy I didn't have to wear gloves!
Rye had a playdate scheduled for the afternoon, but it was so pretty outside that we weren't in any hurry to get home.
We got in 4 miles, which was our longest walk of 2018!
By the end of our walk, a slight breeze was picking up, so we got a couple good ear pictures, too.
It didn't take long for the below freezing temperatures and the snow to come back, but for one short morning, we got in the most perfect walk. We love snowy walks, too, but it's so much easier to walk without all of the layers and gloves and without having to wade through a couple feet of snow on the trails. We won't complain if Mother Nature gives us a few more days like this before spring comes for good.