Winter is awesome

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By Andrhea Massey – Everyone knows there are some pretty cool things you can do in summer. “When I think of summer, I think of long bike rides, swimming, fireflies, and staying out at night,” says Sierra Wilson, an RMC senior. There’s no denying that summer is fun and beautiful. When I think of summer, I think of shorts and tank tops, hiking in the mountains, kayaking, swimming, tubing, wildflowers and of course, that scorching summer sun. Many people claim summer as their favorite season – but summer is over now, and fall is quickly disappearing. It’s time to embrace winter in all its glory. Heads up, people – here come the snowball fights, snowmen, snow forts, icicles, and biting cold! Winter can be SO much fun if you let it. Yes, there are downsides – dangerous driving conditions and freezing temperatures – but if you choose to look on the bright side of things, winter offers so many opportunities to make good memories. Other than the usual winter activities such as snowman and snow fort building, snowball fights, skiing, sledding, and snow shoeing, there are some pretty awesome things to do in winter that you may not know about. For instance, did you know that you can freeze bubbles when it gets really cold? (If you add corn syrup to the bubble mix, it works better.) And if you fill a balloon with water and put a glow stick in it, then leave it outside overnight, you get a glowing ice globe? If it get REALLY cold (-20 degrees Fahrenheit cold) if you throw boiling water outside, it turns into instant snow. You could even go old school and triple dog dare someone to stick their tongue on a pole (but seriously, don’t do it; sometimes it takes the paramedics to get a tongue un-stuck.) The point is, there is just so much fun stuff to do in winter. The colder it gets, the more fun you can have. “Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle moment,” John Boswell, a now deceased, prominent historian and professor at Yale, once said. Winter is AWESOME.

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