Weekend of Perfect Skating

Ah, Saturday and Sunday were perfect…the ice on the lake was thick and black. It seemed we could skate backwards forever without hitting a crack. Since Sunday, it has snowed a couple of inches. We’ll clear a rink for hockey and broomball, but can’t ever quite capture the feeling that open ice gives..

Andy and I can’t begin to keep up with our kids when we play hockey. They’re very zippy when they cut turns—That, and trying not to skate over our tongues (because we were so out of shape) made us feel very old at times. Friends came to share it with us…it was a black ice weekend!