Monday, February 15, 2016

It was Saturday evening.  We were in the Midwest, visiting with our youngest daughter and
her family.  The thermometer read, 7 degrees, but the wind chill made it feel much colder.
For the first time, they took us to a neighboring city, to explore an ice castle.  It was truly
a rare and fun experience.  One worth sharing with you all, only you can see it through
the warmth of your home:).

The picture above, is what we saw as we drove in the long driveway.

Believe me, we were dressed for the occasion!  Lots of layers.  Our grandson
was dressed with even more layers than we were, and happily
stayed in the backpack, making him high enough to see
everything around him.

The sign at the entrance way said it all.

Entering the castle.  The LED lights added so much to the beauty of it all.

Inside, a crowd had gathered around a talented fire juggler.  The speed with which he juggled
the fire, was most impressive!

We were thankful for the various fire pits on the ice, were we could take
time to warm our hands.


Layers upon layers, we were ready to go.  Despite the layers, we continued
to feel the cold.  But, the wonder of it all, and the beauty of it all, along with the clear night
sky, made it one of those experiences, one does not forget.  "Magical" would describe
the evening.

Just like you might expect, "Olaf" was present in the ice castle.

When you looked inside the one cave, you could see a continuous stream of water, running
from the side.  It was so pretty, in the purple light!

One can easily understand why the "hot chocolate" stand was such a popular place:) 
What a fun way to celebrate Valentine's Day weekend! 

Thanks for stopping by!  We are back home now, after a fast four day visit.  Today we having
more snow, although warmer days are ahead, at the end of the week.


Stacey said...

Wow I can't even imagine! Would you believe it's been in the 70s here for days. It's not supposed to be this warm but we sure are enjoying it. :)

Liz said...

I have never seen anything like that! Just beautiful!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Such an amazing and incredible icy place! I am so happy for the opportunity to visit via your beautiful photos and blog! :)

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Wow...that is amazing...and incredibly beautiful! How nice that you could spend a few days with your daughter and her family...a warm visit despite the cold, I'm sure!

Christine said...

I've never seen anything like this. What a treat. Plus, visiting with your family.
The pictures are beautiful.


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