We skated at the new, outdoor rink called Puddle Dock Pond at Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth, NH. Strawbery Banke is a living history museum, and its collection of period homes and the distant church steeple made such a lovely backdrop to the new rink.
We invited some of Colette's friends to come along, and we all had a delightful time! I really do think that those who don't enjoy winter in New England need to find an outdoor hobby, because a day of exercise in the chilly air is completely rejuvenating to body and soul.
"Winter...a lingering season,
is a time to gather golden moments,
embark on a sentimental journey,
and enjoy every idle hour."
We packed a basket of mugs and thermoses full of Colette's decadent hot cocoa. Mmm...just the thing we needed to warm us up!