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Monday, February 1, 2010

Weekend Trip

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.


  1. Hi Jan...I thought about you while you were gone. I was wondering if you decided to cancel the trip. I was going to call you but just kept putting it off. I've always said I would love to visit one of the parks in the snow. I know it was just beautiful. Glad you had a good time and a safe trip.

    Love you, Sis.

  2. Hey Janet!

    Just beautiful! All of your pictures are good! It would be hard to pick out just a few. Can't wait to see more pictures tomorrow! Good thing your husband brought some things to clean off the car! I don't even have a real ice scrapper in my truck. I would be in trouble like the other guy if I went anywhere wouldn't I! lol

    The year before last I kept threatening that we needed to take our kids to the mountains so they could see snow. Last year they did see some but it wasn't much. This year they are getting their fill of it! lol Looks like they will get to see and play in a few more snow storms this year.

    You did look like a red bird!

  3. Hey Janet! Lucky you to get snowbound in such a gorgeous place!

  4. I sure looks like a nice place to visit and I love the pictures of the deer.

  5. No snow picnic?? Looks like you had a wonderful time! I've never been on a snowy vacation, but I love the idea of it.

  6. For sure a snowy vacation-but it was so pretty : )

  7. I would love to be snowed in somewhere with no place to go and nothing to do. I am going to take a vacation before long without kids and people to take care of, but I would prefer somewhere warm.

  8. Looks like Charlie has some boyscout training. He was prepared!
    May have been a cold vacation, but it sure was beautiful!

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  10. My sweet hubby and I spent our honeymoon at Pipestem 14 years ago today (Feb 9, 1996) Those are some good pictures of the deer in the snow! Thanks for sharing them.

  11. Char5, we spent our honeymoon at Piptstem, too (July 1978).


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