Junkii has a theory that if we try to do outdoor things that are fun over the winter then we won't hate it quite so much. I keep telling him we probably wouldn't hate it so much if we took some holidays in Central America either, but he assures me we can't afford to be snowbirds just yet. Well, we put his theory to the test yesterday and went snowshoeing for the first time over in Gatineau park. What fun!
It was a gorgeous sunny day and, while it was cold, there wasn't really any windchill. We rented a set of snowshoes – a steal at $5 an hour – and headed off for the nearest trail with some of our friends (as you can see in the photos.)
It wasn't especially challenging, but it definitely gave us a taste of how much fun snowshoeing can be – let alone how beautiful the forest is in winter. Evidently there are many longer and more challenging trails around the park that we'll have to try out. We can't wait to go again! We'll definitely be investing in our own set of snowshoes in the near future.
We topped off the excursion with a little spiked hot apple cider from our friends Pat and Kristiina and then headed back to their place for Pat's birthday celebration. Days like this definitely make us hate winter a little less. Good plan, Junkii!