Four years ago I got to miss Snowageddon and this year, I missed #snowpocalypse2014. And I am happy about that. The Zippy family spent the past several days in Southern California–La Jolla to be exact. I don’t think we could have picked a better time to get the heck out of Maryland, either.
Like many of you, I am just over this winter. I don’t even like it at the beginning of the season, much less when a huge Nor’easter sets its sights on Maryland in mid-February. So I was definitely doing a little dance when I discovered I’d get to miss this one.
Instead of shoveling snow, we immersed ourselves in 75-degree, beautifully sunny California coastline days. We hiked, we kayaked, we spent lots of time combing the shore for seals and sea lions, and we just enjoyed being away from the day-in, day-out of winter.
Now the hard part: returning to winter. Every time I get away in the winter, I question my sanity for living somewhere that delivers it. I love Maryland and I love raising my kids here, but I am just not cut out for the cold/snow. It wears me down. Warm weather is an automatic mood booster for me. In the summer, you’ll never hear me complain about the heat and I get sad every single fall when it starts to cool. Retirement will definitely feature a more temperate climate, probably on the West Coast. I’ll never be one to wish the years away, but it will be nice when I can count down how many more winters I have to face.
The warm weather and beautiful scenery definitely made running outside tempting, too. I’ll update you on that Wednesday.
How did you weather the storm last week if you’re on the East Coast? Anyone else lucky enough to get away for the long weekend?