BY: RACHEL SMITH
I don’t know why it catches me off guard. I mean, come on, we all knew the cold temperatures would grace us eventually. It happens Every. Single. Year.
But after last weekend’s festivities at Christmas by the Lake, strolling the decorated streets of our beautiful town in fifty degree weather, a small part of me thought maybe… just maybe… winter would skip us this year and we’d float happily into spring.
I apparently imbibed on too much egg nog.
So here we are once again. As the cold wind whips across the icy lake, we add an extra layer of clothing to hold in our precious warmth. Maybe it’s a good idea to stop in to Cabin Coffee to warm up. They have, however, been warming the hearts and taste buds of Clear Lakers for fifteen years.
Now I’m craving Cabin Coffee.
But I digress. So I’ve been a tad quiet lately on the blog, but for good reason. You see, I’ve been diligently working on writing various stories for the Destination Clear Lake Magazine. My desk is littered in scribbled notes about camping, Sunday Funday, and random bits and bobbles regarding Clear Lake.
So today, I sat down with the very intent to get things caught up and organized. Instead, I skimmed over the various notes and realized, once again, this town is incredible.
And I know I’ve said it a hundred times, and I’ll probably say it a hundred times more. It never ceases to fail me. I mean, if I didn’t live here I would totally want to. There’s never a dull moment. Activities and events dot every month in the calendar, and the Surf packs the entertainment every weekend. That doesn’t even cover the sheer beauty of the Lake. Every season, whether it is frozen like a giant ice cube or the bluest of blue on a hot summer day, its magnificence speaks to the deepest depths of my soul.
So bring it on, Old Man Winter. Blow your freezing wind across our rural plains. Drop mounds of snow for months on end. You can’t faze us. We’ll just plan super-amazing events focused around cold temps and winter activities. And the fabulous people of Clear Lake will flock to them in drones because we literally live in the setting of a Hallmark Movie.