Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!

Who knew that snow is a tourist treat? I sure didn’t! I have mostly lived in a cold climate where snow happens wherever you are, but in the desert, where I have temporarily found myself, snow is so rare that people will drive many miles to see it.

And that is exactly what a friend and I did yesterday — drove almost a hundred miles round trip just to see the whiteness and throw a snowball or two. A lovely sight!

Snow

Below is a photo of the Pacific Crest Trail. Now you can see why people are concerned about beating winter when they through hike — it’s too easy to lose the trail under all that snow, and besides, it’s cold!

PCT

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Pat Bertram is the author of the suspense novels Light BringerMore Deaths Than OneA Spark of Heavenly Fire,andDaughter Am IBertram is also the author of Grief: The Great Yearning, “an exquisite book, wrenching to read, and at the same time full of profound truths.” Connect with Pat on Google+. Like Pat on Facebook.

6 Responses to “Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!”

  1. ROD MARSDEN Says:

    To each their own I suppose. I have never had a white Christmas. For me it has always been surf, sand and BBQs. We tend to eat our ham cold and enjoy prawns and other sea food on Christmas Day. Maybe someday I will venture to where it does snow in December. But I reckon I would miss the surf, sand and BBQs.

    • Pat Bertram Says:

      Surf, sand and BBQ sounds good to me! Shrimp on the barbie, and all that. Do you folks down under really say that? I don’t know why, but even though I know that’s where you live, I never made the mental connection, maybe because online, where it is silent, we all have the same accent.

      • ROD MARSDEN Says:

        If we were to put shrimps on the barbie we’d have to import them first. The shrimp on the barbie idea was invented by Hoges for American consumption. We have prawns on the barbie instead of shrimp. Similar sea creature but not quite the same.

  2. Carol Louise Wilde (Carol Wuenschell) Says:

    Great pictures! I’m southern California born and raised, so snow is not an everyday thing for me. I can relate to the snow-quest.

  3. Constance Koch Says:

    My daughter lived in Big Bear. So, have spent time in the snow. Learned to ski there.
    Lived 3 years in Colorado. The anticipation for the 1st snowfall in CO. was great. Loved those big, white, fluffy flakes when they started coming down. Awesome!


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