Snow was in the forecast for Friday and Saturday, especially in our southern counties. So what do we do? We take a trip on Friday to Pipestem State Park, which is in Summers county!
The trip down was uneventful and the only snow we saw was on the slopes of Winter Place as we passed by. But, what a difference a day makes. We woke up on Saturday morning to a winter wonderland. Pipestem ended up with I'd say a foot of snow on the ground. We were snowed in for the day on Saturday. This is the first time we ever went on vacation and our car never left the parking lot until we left to come home.
I took so many pictures, it was hard to figure out which ones to post. I thought I'd post of few pictures of my favorite parts of our stay.
Our room was on the 7th floor and the deer entertained us down below our window. They rutted in the snow for any food they could find.
The little ones were so cute. Their fluffy hair reminded me of wolves.
They looked so cold with their snow covered faces.
We took a walk in the snow. The only place we walked was on the roads, everywhere else was covered with a foot of snow and I didn't bring any boots. I looked like a red bird in my coat.
We walked to the playground. We decided eating on the picnic tables was out of the question :)
But the view from the restaurant on the 7th floor was beautiful.
You usually go on vacation to relax. But, my husband spent hours removing snow from on top of and around our parked car. I made fun of him when he packed a scraper, broom and snow shovel in the trunk of our little car. I guess he got the last laugh. Here he is sharing his broom and scraper with another lodge guest. Charley is the one on the right.
After walking in the snow and shoveling out the car, the lobby fireplace was a warm place to go and relax.
Wouldn't it be nice to soar like the birds over the frosty, snow covered hills?
We found out that, unlike a lot of people we met, we really do not like vacationing in the winter, especially during a snow storm. But we did enjoy ourselves and tomorrow I will post pictures of my favorite part of our trip.