So we finally had a nice sunny day in Rochester.
Yes, it was still cold. But when you have the sun out you have to take advantage of it.
We went out and fed our neighborhood swans and geese.
We have two Swans, two Chinese Geese and one Canada Goose that was injured with a broken wing. So he was unable to fly off. So he hangs with his goose friends. Safety in numbers after all.
Once that was done we headed out to some of the local town parks to get some flying in.
Bright sunshine, blue skies and no wind were ideal conditions. Just not the 20 something degrees.
The first park we pulled into was the Town of Greece, NY Park. It has a lovely walking trail and quite a few soccer fields. Along with other amenities.
David has this system for getting set up to fly. But when the ground has snow on it and is wet, certain extra steps must be taken. After all, when the props start going it can suck up all that moisture into the motors. That would not be good. So David puts out a large moving blanket on the wet ground.
It was a beautiful day to fly. People were out on the trails walking, running and skiing. It seems everyone had the same idea about getting out to take advantage of the sunshine.
With this town park done we set off for another, more picturesque park.
With it’s sandy beaches, historical carousel (closed for the season)…
…and many recreational opportunities, this park has it all. I must say, we citizens of Rochester are a hardy bunch. We don’t let the snow or cold stop us from enjoying the great outdoors.
We have seen people surfing the waves of Lake Ontario in January. Running marathons in the snow. And we even found out that every Sunday, winter included, people in small, single person sailboats go out racing Lake Ontario.
Yup, we are a hardy people.
But you know what?
We’re ready for some warmer weather. We may be headed out in the next week or two to a warmer climate. We’re getting a little bored and stir crazy sitting here in one spot. Even though we are in our house, we have wanderlust. And on those days that we can’t get out because we would freeze to death, we are forced to entertain ourselves with “the squirrel show”. Just a handful of peanuts and the squirrels, Blue Jays and crows go nuts.
The cats are highly entertained. They miss the different scenery of the open road too. Boredom hits us all.
We have gone out every winter to warmer climates since we’ve started rving in 2008. Except this winter.
We keep asking ourselves that.
And now we know…
…we don’t want to do THAT again.
Why when there is so much out there that we have yet to explore.
Here is the video that David put together of our outing this day. We can’t wait til we can get some video of real beaches and not our snow covered, ice flowing, freezing park. But hey…the price we pay to bring you all the best video out there is well worth it!