Robyn DeHart
Robyn DeHart


Best Of, Christmas, Fun, Robyn DeHart

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232323232fp54=ot>233;=--6=<23=XROQDF>2323737863572ot1lsiLet me take you back in time to December 5 years ago, I was newly engaged and on a plane with my fiance on our way to Ohio to meet my future in-laws. Now most of you know that I was born and raised in Central Texas where our winters consist mostly of 50 degree days with beautiful blue skies and the occasional ice storm. I had never been around real snow, not the powdery stuff you see on TV and I was super excited. When we got off the plane at Cleveland’s airport and I stepped outside I completely lost my breath (you know the way babies do when you blow in their little faces). It was COLD! And snow was everywhere.

It was evening so I didn’t get out in it much that night, but the following day it was time to play. I was like a

kid in the proverbial candy story, itching with excitement. So on my first day with the white stuff here’s what I learned.


And please note that you will now understand who the idiot is in my blog’s title. And you Yankees can feel free to laugh at me, it’s okay, I deserve it.

Snow is wet – Now I’m not sure what I was expecting since this is simply frozen precipitation, but the fact that I got all wet when I made a snow angel was a big surprise to me.

232323232fp7>nu=324->9;5>;32>WSNRCG=3232828772674nu0mrjScarves are good – There is a reason people in the north wear scarves. Until this trip, I never understood the value of a scarf, but I get it now so that the snow doesn’t fall down your collar and chill your neck.

of=50,332,443Snow gets hard – No luckily I didn’t have to learn this the hard way (pardon the pun), but I easily could have. On that first day when we went out so I could play in the snow, there was a lovely and huge pile of snow right by my in-law’s garage. Now in retrospect I do realize that what follows was incredibly foolish for a variety of reasons. Number 1, I’d never been to my in-laws and for all I knew there was a brick wall under that snow. And well, as my fiances eyes grew round and panic etched his features as I free-fell backwards into the powder, I learned that sometimes snow can be hard. But as I said, I was lucky and it wasn’t and my fall was wonderfully childish and fun.

Snow is so quiet – this isn’t so much an idiot’s lesson, but again I was relatively surprised by how quiet the snow is when it falls. It’s peaceful and solemn and beautiful and if it weren’t so darn cold I’d want to see it everyday.

We’re up here now in snowy NE Ohio and having a great time. We’re excpected more snow today and the rest of our time here, and there’s still one thing I’ve never done…make a snowman. So hopefully I’ll get the opportunity to do so this time. How about you? Do you love the snow? Have you ever been surprised by a new place you visited?

Oh and Happy New Year!

**this blog was originally posted in December 2009

7 thoughts on “Best of Robyn DeHart: The Idiot’s Guide to Snow

  1. Mary Anne Landers says:

    Thank you, Robyn. Here in Arkansas we don’t get snow often. That means when we DO get it, lots of folks don’t deal with it the right way. Including yours truly.

    Two weeks ago a major winter storm hit. First heavy rain, then sleet, then ice pellets, then snow. Lots and lots of snow! All sensible people stayed home. But guess who drove to work anyhow.

    It was a challenge to get my old car started in such low temps. And driving at a snail’s pace though heavy snow freaked me out.

    But the worst was when I came to an intersection where the icy precip caused a telephone pole to fall down. I didn’t know the road was impassable until I was almost there. I made a fishtail turn and got stuck in a rut. I couldn’t get out!

    Luckily a couple of nice folks realized my predicament and gave me a push. It took a few nerve-wracking minutes, but finally I was free.

    I had to ask myself: was all this worth it? I don’t know. But next time we have such awful weather, I’ll remember!

  2. Vanessa Kelly Vanessa Kelly says:

    Hubby and I live in Ottawa, so we saw LOTS of snow each winter – too much. Fortunately, we now winter in Florida. I’m happy to say we see very little of the white stuff from year to year.

  3. Shana Galen Shana Galen says:

    I keep trying to tell Baby Galen that snow is not all it’s cracked up to be. It’s pretty when it’s falling, but then you’re stuck inside. Or if you go out in it you’re cold and wet. I’m from Michigan, and I was not sad to leave the snow behind.

  4. catslady says:

    Lol. I can’t remember the last time I actually played in snow. Now a days it’s something to shovel and try to drive in. I think whenever I travel I am amazed.

  5. Virginia says:

    We get snow but I am not real fond of it. As a kid I loved it but now its just to cold and wet for me.

  6. Marcy Shuler says:

    I’m in Michigan and to NOT have snow would be note worthy. LOL But I’d much rather look at it than go out in in now that I’m an adult. I loved making snow angels as a kid.

  7. girlygirlhoosier52 says:

    Gah.. nothing quite like that last dirty snow pile hanging around in the parking lots in March and April…

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