The snow that started coming down today in Boston was worthy of national news attention. Later today, I got the email that school is going to be cancelled tomorrow. Honestly, I was a little sad that I was missing out on this snow storm. There is something about going through a crazy snow storm together with your fellow neighbors that bond you for life.

I actually complained for one minute that it was too hot and humid in Florida. It was 80, sunny, and thunderstorm-y. I tried to soak it in as much as I could, but I couldn’t resist the opportunity to join in the cold I was missing out on and decided to pay $30 to be surrounded in ice. It was so worth it.

Inside the Gaylord Palms, there are beautiful twinkling lights, a 54-foot Christmas tree, and alligators. In addition to the beautiful atrium that houses all of this, there is also this exhibit called ICE!. It is over two million pounds of ice carving sculptures including ice slides (pictured above). There is even a section where you can see an ice sculptor doing their sculpting thing. It’s pretty amazing to see and experience! I am still thawing out from it (9 degrees is brrrrr cold!).

Ninjette didn’t seem bothered by the cold at all and ended up going down the ice slide about 5 times in a row. Even my mom decided to go down the ice slide!

For about 20 minutes today, I felt like I was back home and it was well worth it. As much as I complain about the snow and winters of Boston, there is a part of me that misses it when I’m in warm weather at the beginning of January.

Stay safe and warm Boston. I will be back soon to help you continue dig out!

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