So. This morning after the preschool drop off I wanted to take the new car (more on that later) for a little spin. Stretch her legs a bit. See what she was capable of. So instead of my normal route home I drove through the Metroparks. And happened upon this:
The Rocky River was completely blocked with ice this morning:
The whole area by the marina in Lakewood - our ROCKS WATER place - was closed off because of concerns with flooding.
It was pretty amazing to see.
I immediately called my dad b/c I knew he'd want to take pictures of it. If he braved the polar vortex to get pictures of the lake he'd have no problem risking a flood. Here's some of his shots:
The dude thought it was pretty neat:
As soon as he saw his sister he was all "WE WENT TO SEE THE ICE! IT WAS REALLY REALLY COOL! ICE!" So of course we had to make a second lap so she could see it:
|That bench is usually right at the edge of the river.|
Such an interesting event. And honestly I'm pretty excited to be thinking about things thawing out in any form. This has been a long and ridiculous winter. Hopefully this is the first sign of spring!