Chicago, Winter Wonderland

This has been the coldest – and snowiest – winter in Chicago in my memory, all 12 years of it. Goodness.

Apparently tomorrow, the forecast is -50 degrees F with windchill. HR sent out an email, essentially saying that we have the discretion to work from home if need be. I have a couple meetings scheduled though, ah well. It’ll be interesting to see how painful it is to be outside. My face was already hurting the other morning walking to work when the windchills were -20 degrees F.

In the meantime though, we’ve had a crap load of snow. Starting on the afternoon of New Year’s Eve and it didn’t stop till the second day of 2014. Nonetheless, Jeff and I managed to make the treacherous drive up to the Sinfelds’ in Libertyville for NYE. We stayed over, played a silly but hilarious board game, stuffed ourselves with way too much food, and drank some random mixes.

On New Year’s, Jeff and I braved the snowy roads and went to VE for our annual tradition of climbing on the first day of the year. It’s nice to start the year feeling active, at any rate.

We kept up the activity this weekend, with some shenanigans in the snow. Might as well make the best of all that snow eh?

First we pretended to play some tennis outdoors…

From 2014 January Winter in Chicago

Then we took a stroll along the lakefront, and pretended we were in Antartica…

From 2014 January Winter in Chicago
From 2014 January Winter in Chicago
From 2014 January Winter in Chicago
From 2014 January Winter in Chicago

Then we set up the slackline. But it’s really difficult to walk the line in boots.

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And today, after climbing, we took advantage of the fresh snow fall and went to Arrowhead Golf Club with Chris to do a spot of cross country skiing.

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