Yesterday, the sun made an appearance after a week of the most bizarre fog I have ever experienced. We are talking THICK, low-lying, can’t see 10 feet in front of you, fog that hung around for a few days. In fact, the air was so thick, that our county was put on a burn ban. This meant that, unless your fireplace was your ONLY source of heat, then you could not light your fire. Josh was having a hard time understanding why we had to be careful about our fire, and when I compared the blanket of fog to one big Dutch Oven, he finally understood 😉 .
All that to say, when we saw the sun come out, we decided to make yesterday our family day, and get out of the house. We chose to have a little picnic at a local park, packed up our food, put on our coats, and headed out. When we left the house, the sun was melting all the ice (yes, ice) off of the trees. However, at some point along the way, the sun just went away…taking with it any semblance of heat. So, we got to the park, ate our food in the car, and tried to brave the FREEZING cold and have a fun family day. I don’t know that Abby realized that her face had actually frozen, because she ran around the park like a little Tasmanian Devil. And, of course, when her parents had had enough of the shooting pain of impending frostbite, Abby was not too happy to leave.
Oh Washington…what are we going to do with you?