Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Whenever someone thinks of Cedar City geographically, they remember it’s close to St. George. Since St. George is always hot, they naturally assume Cedar City is hot as well. Wrong. Well, it is hot during the summer, but regular hot, not St. George hot. During the winter though, it’s not. Well, the past few weeks have actually been quite nice, but that’s not usual.

Now, I’m not trying to discourage you from coming here because it gets cold. I just want to prepare you for what you will have to deal with in the winter. Sunday and Monday of this week, it snowed NONSTOP. It literally started snowing at midnight Sunday morning and didn’t stop until Monday night. Here are some pictures of that.
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This view is of a hilly area that is in front of the Education building.
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Lovely view from the ELC.

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My car (ignore the sticky notes on it). It doesn’t look too bad, but it literally took me 15-20 minutes to clean it all off.
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A happy snowman my friend made on the Business Quad on campus. If you look in the view from the ELC pic, you can see it from farther away. It’s 8 ft. tall.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis was actually from a couple years ago. I just thought I’d share it with you because it’s cute.

These last few pictures are to show that the snow isn’t all that bad. It can be fun if you make it fun. You can make snow angels, snowmen, have a snowball fight, draw faces on cars, or even just make hot chocolate, curl up in a blanket and hang out in your warm house. Everyone has their own snow traditions. If you don’t, come up with some before you move here so you’re ready. My friend has a hot chocolate maker and it’s one of the best things in the world. It makes the best hot chocolate I’ve ever had and it’s the perfect thing for a snow storm. I’ve come super close to buying my own. Come to think of it, I don’t know why I haven’t…Wal-Mart, here I come.

So thank you Punxsutawney Phil, for predicting 6 more weeks of winter. I will never doubt you again.

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And just for fun, here’s a funny scene from the movie “Groundhog Day” (If you’ve never seen it, go watch it. Now.)

Groundhog dayHappy Winter!

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