Wintertime Fun

Cold winters aren’t all bad. There is a lot of fun that happens in places where the temperature stays below freezing for months and rivers freeze solid. It doesn’t get much better than slipping and sliding on the ice.

wpid-dsc_2900-wm-2013-02-17-19-04.jpg

wpid-dsc_2903-wm-2013-02-17-19-04.jpg

wpid-dsc_2904-wm-2013-02-17-19-04.jpg

wpid-dsc_2995-wm-2013-02-17-19-04.jpg

Here’s a man made hill packed with ice and snow for tubing.

wpid-dsc_2958-wm-2013-02-17-19-04.jpg

wpid-dsc_2959-wm-2013-02-17-19-04.jpg

wpid-dsc_2934-wm-2013-02-17-19-04.jpg

wpid-dsc_2906-wm-2013-02-17-19-04.jpg

Hanissa was a little unsure, at first, on the slippery ice, especially in the places where the ice was clear and you could see through multiple layers.

wpid-dsc_2943-wm-2013-02-17-19-04.jpg

wpid-dsc_2940-wm-2013-02-17-19-04.jpg

She finally decided that she liked “swimming” on the ice more than standing.

wpid-dsc_2944-wm-2013-02-17-19-04.jpg

wpid-dsc_2956-wm-2013-02-17-19-04.jpg wpid-dsc_2945-wm-2013-02-17-19-04.jpg

wpid-dsc_2971-wm-2013-02-17-19-04.jpg

wpid-dsc_2969-wm-2013-02-17-19-04.jpg

wpid-dsc_3062-wm-2013-02-17-19-04.jpg

Ice skates are just one of many ways to slide on the ice.

wpid-dsc_3038-wm-2013-02-17-19-04.jpg

wpid-dsc_2981-wm-2013-02-17-19-04.jpg

wpid-dsc_3033-wm-2013-02-17-19-04.jpg

They have these great “walkers” to help those still in the learning phase of ice-skating. Of course, the girls thought it made a great sliding chair.

wpid-dsc_3065-wm-2013-02-17-19-04.jpg

wpid-dsc_3020-wm-2013-02-17-19-04.jpg

wpid-dsc_3039-wm-2013-02-17-19-04.jpg

wpid-dsc_2982-wm-2013-02-17-19-04.jpg

After going around the rink twice, the girls were taking off layers. Scarves, hats, gloves, and more were cast aside. I guess its all what you get used to.

wpid-dsc_2985-wm-2013-02-17-19-04.jpg

wpid-dsc_3084-wm-2013-02-17-19-04.jpg

Not saying I’d want this weather year round, but it is nice for a short time.

~ Regina

Advertisements
This entry was posted in China life. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s