We ventured out this morning for brunch, followed by our traditional New Year’s Day photoshoot on Headlands Beach. Seven people and two dogs made the trek this year. That’s Lake Erie you see behind us in the distance. Headlands Beach is located about 25 miles east of Cleveland, Ohio, and in the summer time, crowds of beach-goers fill the park, and the air is redolent with the scent of hot dogs, hamburgers, and other picnic foods cooking on the grills. Today, the crowds were absent. The temperature at our home was about 27 degrees Fahrenheit, but it was a lot colder on the beach. Figure in the wind chill, and it was finger numbing frosty. My fingers still weren’t thawed by the time we drove home, and I told my grandson this venture had cured me of any possible interest in an expedition to the south pole. Not that I ever expressed such an interest. We didn’t linger on the beach. I set up the tripod; they gathered around the (cold metal) bench, and blip! I snapped the shutter a few times, and we headed for the cars.
In the picture you see my husband and two of our daughter standing behind the bench, with three of our grandchildren in front.
That’s it for this first day of the new year. I hope you vicariously enjoyed your visit to the beach. Happy New Year, everyone!
Carolyn aka Skip
3 Replies to “Cold; no, scratch that! Freezing!”
I know what you mean, we just got another helping of snow overnight…now, it wouldn’t be so bad if we had a melt in-between…where are we going to put all the snow? LOL
Brrrr… I hope you had hot chocolate when you got home. Though we live in the same state, I realize that it is much colder and snowier there than it is here in central Ohio.
By the way, I loved that this is a New Year’s tradition for your family. 🙂
I am always ready for hot chocolate when I get home. We get that “lake effect snow,” which is different from the central and southern part of the state.