East Pond Skating

This afternoon, in balmy temperatures of 18 degrees that felt like 4 with the windchill, we bundled up to head over to East Pond for a little bit of ice skating fun.

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There were about three bigger areas of cleaned off ice with the rest of the pond covered with both walkable and skate-able powder.  Which was nice for me, because I decided to walk around it in my snow boots and with my big camera.

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We tried to walk over to a nice little tubing hill that was set up.  Because Ellee just had boots like myself and was hoping to do a little tubing.  She would have had a blast, had we been able to find a snow tube or even a sled.  We didn’t but we did think that maybe one of our boogie boards would work just fine.  Unfortunately, it didn’t.  But thankfully, the kids had just as much fun sliding down the hill without a tube.

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Jeremy had fun exploring the far reaches of the pond in his new ice skates.  Back in the day, he used to do a lot of rollerblading and it seems like it’s translated into him being kind of awesome at ice skating.

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As I mentioned before, the snow covered part of the pond was just fine for skating through.

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Jeremy and Christian have come out a few times already to do ice skating.

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Our friend Michael had an extra pair of ice skates that he gave to Christian to use and so he’s been slowly but surely getting the hang of it.

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It was definitely fun to go out today as a family.

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It seems like we’ve been cooped up in the house for a good part of the week and it was definitely good to get outdoors, even if it was just for a short amount of time.  This winter with it’s cold and snow has me really looking forward to Spring.

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All that being said, while today was fun, it was definitely cold.

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By the end of our time, this sweet girl was ready to go.  She had fun, but eventually just resorted to sitting on the ice and hanging out as opposed to sliding around it in her boots.

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I loved getting out today.  I love our little family and the fact that we live in a cool little town with an awesome frozen pond to skate on.  It’s just another great thing about Eastport that will eventually become a fun memory for our kids of their growing up on Long Island.  Hope you all are doing well, staying warm and making some fun winter memories too!

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lauraherr8

I love Jesus, my Youth Pastor Husband and our two beautiful children. I'm a professional photographer and I love people, especially kids. My best days include time with my family, Hot Yoga and a Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream cone.

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