Sunday, January 5, 2014

Ice Castles

On Saturday we and about five million of our closest friends trekked out to Midway to view the Ice Castles.  It was crowded.  There were a lot of small, crying children. Mom and I spent a lot of time and energy mostly-unsuccessfully dissuading my girls from licking the ice and eating the snow that those same five million people had already walked through.

And despite the headaches, it really was breathtakingly beautiful.  The whole experience was magical.  Mom and I followed the girls down aisle after aisle of ice, looking up into blue skies through frosty icicles and remarking almost non-stop about how very unique and lovely the castles were.

We also spent a lot of time talking about how glad we were to be wearing snow pants and boots and shaking our head at the multitudes who seemed surprised that the ice castles were actually quite chilly and maybe jeans and tennis shoes weren't their best choices in attire.

But never you fear, we always returned eventually to the wonder.

If you find yourself in Midway Utah with a couple of hours to kill, we definitely recommend the Ice Castles.  Bring your snow boots, put on your childlike-wonder glasses, and go explore every twist, turn, and cavern of the castles blissfully humming, "Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland" to yourself.

Just do your mom's frayed nerves a favor and don't lick the ice.

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