The slush took a swipe at our big skating rink. That's the bad news. The good news is that the same mild spell watered up the rest of the lake, leaving us with many many smaller "rinks" scattered along the bay.
Most of these are more than large enough to accommodate young skaters. Some have ample room for a quick game of shinny.
In fact, there are so many options that the hard part is deciding just where to start. Geza and Lyla spent some time considering the options. Once Lyla had 'scouted' the area, she handed the shovel over to Geza, who set out with the perfectly sized shovel to see what they could create.
After all, most of the fun is in the journey! With or without skates, the adventure of being on frozen water, making tracks, was plenty of fun.
Just being in the Great Outdoors, exploring, and interacting with Nature Herself, is one of the best gifts we can ever give our children!