I’ll be the first to admit that this Winter has been pretty brutal here in the Midwest. Winter seems to get longer, colder and snowier as I get older and Robin & I look forward to becoming Florida “snowbirds” just as soon as we are able to do so.
The one thing we will then miss are the fun days we have spent on the local ski slopes. Of course, we don’t have real mountains here in the Midwest but it’s just as much fun just taking a day trip to either Sundown Mountain in Dubuque Iowa or Chestnut Mountain in Galena Illinois.
Both areas have their own unique character and are distinctively different from each other, even though only a half hour drive separates them. As the end of the brutal winter of 2010-2011 approaches I thought I would share just a few shots from our recent trips.