A smooth drive on the I75 SUV Speedway in a vintage (’01) vee-hickle that’s goin’ on 140k.

Whomp! We are back here on the Planet Ann Arbor. Thank you, Honda Express. Tomorrow is a government holiday and the GG gets the day off. I used to but I don’t any more. It’s okay. I’ll deal with it. For the last few winters, it seemed like I was always pulling my snowpants on almost wherever I was. I’ve heard tell this is an El Nino winter. It isn’t anything like the winter of, hmm, was it ’81, when it was in the 50s and 60s all winter. But it is warm. We have had some cold weather and we have had some snow. I think I have worn my snowpants once. At Houghton Lake this weekend, I could take walks without those things.

We didn’t even take our skis to Houghton Lake this weekend. The temperature hovered around 30 all weekend but the snow was crappy. But we walked out on the ice! It was warm enough to do that. It was beautiful out there and I was warm even without snowpants or a balaclava. I think if we had decided to lie down on the ice, we might have gotten our faces sunburnt. The ice is 13 inches thick at this point. Two feet would be better but folks were driving trucks out to their ice shanties, so… There is enough bare ice on Houghton Lake this winter that a good skater could actually skate out there. Walking was quite interesting… Click here or on the pic of the ceegar-smokin’ twins for a Flickr set.

2 Responses to “A smooth drive on the I75 SUV Speedway in a vintage (’01) vee-hickle that’s goin’ on 140k.”

  1. Margaret Says:

    It’s been warm here too, but we’re talking mid-50s. The ski season has been virtually non-existent; the mountains get snow, then it melts. That blue sky is beautiful–we’re not getting much of that right now.

  2. Sam Says:

    Notice the poses are identical (except for face/heads—the body positioning)….