One of the items on my bucket list was to go ice skating. I spent a lot of Sundays skating when I was growing up. I would take the bus to skate on a local pond or I’d go to a college hockey rink that had open skating.
I never had any lessons – not in the budget, but I learned to skate and enjoyed it immensely. Good memories, but I haven’t been skating in a long, long time.
A couple of years ago, Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth created an outdoor skating rink, Puddle Dock. Not only is it in a beautiful part of Portsmouth with North Church steeple in the background, it is handsome, they offer open skating, and rent equipment. Life is good.
Life was good until I got back on the ice. 🙂 There’s a reason most skaters are young – they have good balance and they’re closer to the ice when they fall.
I wanted to cross ice skating off my bucket list, but I didn’t want to end up in the ER. I am happy to announce that I only fell twice and just kind of sat down but that was all thanks to a wonderful railing system they have encircling the rink. I think I need to send them a thank you for that railing system.
I did it. I lived to tell the story, but I don’t think I’ll tempt fate again on the ice.
What’s next? Well, I think I’d like to either try snow tubing or go alpine sliding again in the summer. We’ll see if I’m up to it.
Last week was pretty busy with appointments, but I did finish two pillows and one bag for my granddaughter, and completed about 30 squares for my rag quilt. In between, I started and finished David Baldacci’s, “Guilty.” It is an excellent book if you like mysteries.
February is starting off with New Hampshire temperatures hitting the mid 50’s. Really? What the heck is going on with the weather? Good thing Puddle Dock has refrigeration or there would just be a puddle left. There is no pond hockey on the big lakes, no bob houses, and there sure won’t be any fly ins on the ice unless they also have pontoons.
Any adventures coming up that are on your bucket list or are you keeping busy working on the necessities of life? Either way, here’s hoping you have a great Monday and a wonderful week. 🙂