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Sunday, February 1, 2009

A skidoo Ride in a Blizzard !!!

Many of you ladies probably never went on a skidoo ride in the country so I will take you for a spin .. you wont need much.... I had to wear 2 pairs of longjohns, 3 turtle neck shirts,2 pairs of woolen socks,ski pants, a skidoo jacket lined with a fleece jacket, fleece gloves with a pair of triple lined leather long mitts,a balaklava, a helmet that plugs into the machine to keep the face guard frost free,boots that are for minus 50 below weather, and I put hand pocket warmers in each mitt and brought along a spare set.
You will think these pictures are taken with black and white film .... I didn't it was a new digital camera, BUT remember now we went for a ride in a blizzard today !!
****************************At the end of this post are 3 short video's for you to see !!!

Ready set... waddle out to the machine......

The photo on the left is on the middle of Porcupine Lake those little cabins you see are ice fishing huts, as soon as the lake freezes over some people put the huts there and go ice fishing every weekend.That's a truck on the lake, the ice is about 3 to 4 feet deep!!!

This a picture of 2 people walking in a blizzard on the middle of a lake in jeans and jacket only carrying an ice oger... we could not believe our eyes!!!
video video


Brenda said...

That looks like loads of fun!! ,,,except for the blizzard and the cold part. Love the photos!

Smilingsal said...

Oh, now THAT looks Brrr Cold! Thanks for sharing. I liked the videos and I heard you fine.

Sharon said...

We used to ride snowmobiles years ago and they are fun.
Loved the video and I hear you.
Even tho it is fun your blizzard looks way to cold for me
God bless

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

You are a daredevil! I have heard of those huts people build on ice. But the thought of one terrifies me. I can't fathom enough ice to hold one up, much less leave there! Obviously I have never been in really cold country before. Your family must be a sturdy lot with good strong genes! Oh, last night I read in Womens Health magazine that women from colder climates are healthier. Guess they have to be to survive.

PEA said...

Surprising you could even move with all those clothes on! lol You certainly are daring to go out snowmobiling in that kind of weather but you sure got some beautiful pictures. As for those two people walking on the ice, underdressed in the middle of a blizzard, all I can do is shake my head. Glad you can at least have fun with our kind of weather:-) xoxo

BetteJo said...

It does look like fun, I haven't been on a snowmobile or anything like it since I was in high school. But doggone it - why does it have to be SO COLD!?!?!?

Katie said...

Oh my goodness, I'm amazed you could even walk! Looks like you had a great time though!

Barb said...

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Snow! We've had more than usual this year in Eugene (oregon).
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Barbara Jean

ShabbyInTheCity said...

OH MY GOSH!!! I want to do that!

tipper said...

I enjoyed the ride! Such a winter wonderland you live in.

Mimi said...

I just knew when I saw the terrain you were definitely living "north". I live a little less than a mile from the Ontario border in Michigan. Gorgeous pictures. Just loved them.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I had to go get my jacket on just watching that! BRRRRR! It does look like a lot of fun though! I've never done that or even seen it done, so I enjoyed this post. I cannot imagine wanting to fish badly enough to sit in one of those little huts on the ice! laurie