Saturday, February 6, 2010

Fun In The Snow


 If you know me, you know I like to see at least one snow a year.  Since we moved to SC, we don't get to see quite as much as we used to.  Last Friday night they were calling for snow, sleet, and freezing rain where we live.  The picture above shows what we got at our house.  It was mostly freezing rain and sleet an inch or so.  Where we used to live, they were only calling for snow.  I kept thinking how much I'd love to really see some snow.  So late Friday afternoon, I finally decided we should just go on up there.

It's about a 2 hour drive, and about an hour after we left home it started snowing.  There's just something special about riding in the snow.  The roads started getting kind of bad the last 10 miles or so, but we drove slow, and made it fine.  I know all you northerners out there make fun of us southern folks who stop everything when it snows.  I think that's because it's so special down here since we don't get it much.


My friend, Barb, took the pictures of me and my son at her house playing in the snow.  I'm so glad she let us come up there at the last minute to visit.  They ended up getting around 6 inches or so of snow.  It was so beautiful!  But, very, very cold!  I didn't stay out too long.


They are calling for a mix up there tomorrow  and again on Tuesday.  But, now that I've seen some snow, I'm good.  I just want it to be dry for awhile!  It's pouring down rain right now, so I guess I'll have to wait awhile for that to happen!

19 comments:

KathyB. said...

I totally understand,we get snow sometimes and when we do we kind of stop everything too. All the schools seem to cancel for an inch of snow. Absurd, but I think the kid in us just kicks in and wants to stay home and play, or drink hot coco as we gaze outside to the winter beauty. I am jealous of all the snow the rest of the U.S. is getting, we have rain, mud & mosquitoes...oh well, that is why it is so green around here, praise God!

Mildred said...

Hi Nancy, what a treat for all of you to get to enjoy the snow. It's very pretty and always exciting to drive while the snow is falling. We have had a LOT of rain for the past few days and more on the way for today. I'll be glad to see the sun again!

Cheryl said...

Snow and a wonderful friend makes for a great weekend. Glad you decided to go and loved the pics.

Stay dry and warm.

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Nancy!.. There is a big snow storm happening just below us.. HUGE! But so far this whole winter, we keep JUST MISSING the big snowfalls. I don't think we've seen much more than a couple of inches at a time so far. So this is strange for us, but I'M NOT COMPLAINING!!.. and I think we're getting spoiled even! Winter's been pretty kind so far for my area of NY State. I'm so glad you had fun with it though! Nice pictures! ~tina

"Just Me - NC Beth" said...

I love to watch snow falling....but that is about it!! I'm one of those southern girls who prefers the warm weather any day!! But definitely not snow or sleet!

~Beth

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

I am so glad that you got to see such a wonderland of snow!

Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

How fun! You know, I know how you feel. Except for this year.......Texas does not get too much snow. So whenever it does.......folks get out and wind up in accidents,.......they don't know how to walk or drive in it...and everyone gets out to play in it......because by noon, it will all be melted away. When I read about you driving to see the snow..I had to smile. When we still lived in town, I loaded our young children up during the snow and drove them out to the countryside to show them how pretty it was out in the fields. So glad you had a good time! blessigs,Kathleen

nannykim said...

I wish we would get a little snow--I haven't even seen flurries here this year!

The Rudstroms said...

It is pretty cute how you southerners get excited about snow. =)
--AnnMarie

Carol said...

Uh oh, out comes the snow coat:) I'm glad you all had fun in the snow. We got about a foot here in southeast Ohio. Hugs~Carol

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Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...

Ummmmm...All we get in Greenville is a little snow and ICE!!!

I just don't understand it, Nancy

Best
Tracy

Mommie Daze said...

Well for once we didn't get any of the snow the rest of you got. I'm glad you got to see some snow this year. I'd be happy will one snow a year too.

Twisted Fencepost said...

The puddles are shrinking over here. But if it keeps up like it has been, they won't get a chance to dry completely up.
One GOOD snow per year is good for me, too. But we usually only get ice.

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

I'm with you, Nancy! It's fun to get the snow and play in it....but now it can be dry again and Spring can come!

Looks like you all had fun! Glad you got to enjoy some snow! Loved the pics!

Tammy

QuiltedSimple said...

I'll send some your way! we got 12+ inches friday and saturday with a possibility of 12+ more inches tomorrow and wednesday. i love it - when I can stay inside and don't have to go anywhere - but I'm glad you had a good time in it!
Kris

Gina said...

I'd be happy to ship you some snow!!! We've got plenty. The drifts have been up to 8 feet deep in our yard! Snow is so beautiful, yes, but I am soooo ready for spring!

Kristie said...

Snow is beautiful isn't it? We just had a storm go through yesterday and today. A nice blanket of snow somehow makes it feel warm and cozy inside :-)

Farm Chick Paula said...

Brrrr... looks so cold- but so much fun!!