I always find that visiting Andreas’ family in Virginia is very much like being on vacation. They have a beautiful house on the water, we enjoy home-cooked meals, and there really is nothing more to do than relax, catch up on recreational reading, get to the next level of Angry Birds (hello my name is Crystal and I am an addict), and play with this guy, who never (EVER) tires of his aerobie:
However, this Christmas, we got more fun than we bargained for. A huge blizzard hit the East Coast (supposedly, the very same storm that almost drowned California earlier last week), and dumped an impressive amount of snow in Virginia. We hung out inside all day (not entirely by choice, the roads remained unplowed for a day and a half) and watched the snow blow horizontally. Eventually we ventured outside to
regain our sanity help shovel the driveway, and Andreas’ enterprising brother committed himself to constructing THE BEST IGLOO EVER.
This igloo was totally state of the art: it completely insulated one from the chilly wind yet let in enough sunlight to bounce around the snow-white walls to brightly illuminate the entire space, had 2 custom-made seats with headrests molded into the snow walls, it comfortably housed 3 people (or 2 humans and 1 canine), AND had a fire-pit, Wi-Fi, and home theater system!!! OK, it didn’t have the last 3 amenities, but maybe in next year’s model!