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Michael on January 31st, 2009

Since the girls are down south enjoying slightly more moderate temperatures in Gulfport Mississippi, last night Austin and I decided to take advantage of our new “freedom” by heading to Brandywine, a local ski area to enjoy their Midnight Madness session – 8:00pm until 2:00am. Although there were a surprising number of people skiing and […]

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Michael on January 28th, 2009

We woke up this morning to 6 inches of snow, canceled school, and a delay at work with the option of unscheduled leave. Of course I took the unscheduled leave, and Austin and I headed out into the woods to enjoy the snow. We went into South Chagrin Reservation Metropark where I took the last […]

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Michael on January 18th, 2009

This afternoon I took a hike/trudge/slog along some of my favorite trails in South Chagrin Reservation Metropark. I ran these trails several times a week during the fall and thought they were beautiful then. Somehow things look even better after a good freeze and snow! Even though I couldn’t run all the trails I still […]

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Michael on January 17th, 2009

With the snow and cold weather we have had recently we experienced a considerable growth of icicles right in front of the kitchen window. They continued to grow until the temperature dropped into the single digits and it became too cold for the necessary melting of snow. After that they started to shrink due to […]

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