Every Friday we’ll pick a theme and then five things (hence the name! We’re so original!!!!!) that fit that theme. Feel free to make your own choices in the comments, or send them to us on Twitter. This week we’re talking about the places where we’d love to winter. A snowy paradise or a warm destination to escape the flurries, real or fictional, these are the places we’d choose to spend our winter months.
There’s something extra magical about winter to me. I would love to be somewhere actually magical that is covered in snow. The movie Narnia was so beautiful, it totally made me want to explore.
I get plenty of winter right in my own hometown, and while I think my city is pretty and awesome all year I think it looks especially pretty in the winter. The lake never really freezes (the edges of it do) but the river does, and the park across the street from my house becomes a popular sledding spot. Yeah, it gets grey and slushy and dirty looking, and the first big melt shows off all the trash the banks have accumulated, but Milwaukee winters are beautiful and I love them.
I just want to go down the ice slide onto the river with Emmett and Ma Otter.
I’m blowin’ this popsicle stand and goin’ somewhere warm. Bye.
But if I have to pick somewhere cold, I’m staying close to home. The valley is beautiful in the summer but there’s also something really special about it in the winter. And I have really fond memories of visiting relatives there over the holidays. My cousins and I would play in the snow, there would usually be a fire outside with a big pot of cider over it, and a house full of people stays pretty warm.