Saturday, January 2, 2010

Snow!

A pooped pup with legwarmers on the trip.


A view out the back door. Skaneateles has snow!


On the way home.


My kind of weather.


Click to enlarge....we saw a lot of people doing this.


Click for a better look.....we saw a lot of these signs in Amish country.


We drove to the cutest little town. Ellicottville, New York. Straight ahead you can see the ski slopes.


Everything here revolves around skiing.


Teddy refused to get out of the car. I think she was too warm and snuggly on her car bed wearing her legwarmers. The ground was slushy and though Teddy loves to swim, she HATES getting her feet wet. Go figure.


The town was full of cute stores. This antique store is called The Purple Doorknob.


Let It Snow and have a beer.


The stores are still decorated.


A llok down Main Street.


Snowboarder's paradise.


I used to live close by here. This area was settled by Swedes and Norwegians. Everybody skis. When I was in college, lots of students skied to school.


Even the dogs wear ski jackets.



You can't see it in this picture but there are skiers skiing down that hill in the background.


For a small town there are lots of restaurants.


Little Scandinavian toy warriors.


How quaint.


There are lots of historical buildings too.


Then were drove right into the snow belt.


These small towns have more snow removal equipment than large cities. This is Mayville, New York.


Many people don't know how to drive in the snow. And some idiots drive in blizzard conditions while taking photographs!

20 comments:

inannasstar said...

Looks like a fun trip! I too love the snow. Your dog is so stinkin' adorable!

Autumnforest said...

Wow! That's amazingly charming and peaceful. I so would love to just hang out there for a few...years (smile). Teddy looks comfy and cozy--I so look forward to pic's of that pooch!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I hate snowmobilers. Especially at night, when all you can see is their headlights zooming around in the ditches beside the highway. I'm always nervous that they'll dart across the highway (even though it's illegal), just like unpredictable deer. Stay home, snowmobilers!

Pricilla said...

Oooh, drive carefully!
It is really beautiful up in that part of the state. We spent a fair bit of time up there when we were mobile in the fifthwheel.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

What a beautiful little town and settled by sweeds and norwegians :-)

We have very few scooters here, the snow is to unsure nowdyas, but we do have ski slopes and signs with horses (without wagons though). This county has more horses than any other in the country.

Strangly enough my dogs doesn´t care about getting their paws wet, but take a bath!!!! :-) :-)
Have a great day now!
Christer.

Rue said...

Hoping this finds you safe and warm - that is alot of snow!

Sweet little towns there - great shops!

Hope Teddy is feeling spunkier soon!

Marjorie said...

Looks like another fun trip! I went skiiing myself for the first time New Years Day--not a sport for the faint-hearted! I hope Teddy feels better soon and have a great new year.

Suzie said...

What gorgeous little towns! I love how each one has it's own personality and individual shops! It is always so much fun to see your journeys!!

And if Teddy were any more adorable, she'd be illegal! Does she know that she has such a huge fan club? Maybe you had better not tell her. She may demand more pampering, as if that were possible! ;-) What a sweetheart she is!

And you are too, for once again taking the time to share your adventures!!

oldblackcatboo said...

It's Freezing here in the Midwest! 5 below last night with a windshield factor of 15 below! I like sitting here in my warm house and going on a trip with you and Teddy via your blog! Thanks so much! Always love it!

HERBAL WITCH DANCING said...

Thanks for sharing those. I live in the South west so snow is hard to come by. It helped remind me of the season.

TKW said...

What a charming town! I'm giggling at that sweet dog in leg warmers!

sandy said...

That looks like my kind of trip!

Welcome to SITS! It's great to have you in the SITStahood!

greedygrace said...

Those are beautiful pics!


I came by to welcome you to SITS! We're happy to have you with us!

Tribal Horse Designs said...

Looks like such a fun trip. Dont blame teddy for not wanting to get out in snow ;) I came from Mrs b's to visit today . Love your blog

Tamara said...

Awesome pictures!! Makes me want to take a trip there..it looks so quaint and fun to explore...let alone shop! lol

Aussiemade said...

Oh Teddy looks so lovely in leg warmers, you need to buy some rubber booties for her so she can go out in slush.lol

Glad you arrived home safe and sound. Loved your holiday snaps. I want to travel those roads, but in perhaps spring or autumn.

Christine said...

You are so right...How Quaint! I love small towns & the little shops you just can't find in the city. Great photos!

Stopping in to welcome you to SITS and to wish you a Happy New Year!!

Maluszeq said...

Great photos!!!! And plenty of snow :)
Suprisingly there was "plenty" of snow in Edinburgh this Xmas ;D

Jennifer said...

Great pictures, boy they sure look cold though! Teddy is just too cute, that face! Adorable. It has been cold and snowy here too and I am about ready for a bit of a thaw!

Bridgett said...

LOL...you're too cute. :)

However, I'd love to visit these little towns! Quaint is definitely the perfect description.

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