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Winter in Maine. The Way life should be.

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Snow day!

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Wine? Check. Pad Thai? Check. Archer? Check. Warm socks? Check. Major FitzHugh? Check. Husband? Check. Ready for Snowpocalypse Maine.

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But why not Zoidbeer? Stopping for a pint at Hop Alley Brew Pub in Alpharetta, Georgia.

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Exploring the Georgia Mountains. Did you know that there are actually breweries in rural Georgia?!?!

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Rain Golf Carting Rampage Selfie... and bonus Muppet face.

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Stopping to pay homage at St. Mary's Steeple in Athens, Georgia, the location of the very first R.E.M. performance back on April 5, 1980.

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Winter is a great time to visit Bryce Canyon National Park: you can drive the roads, normally closed to all traffic except shuttle buses, and have the scenery all to yourself. Camping might be a little chilly, but the campground is open for those brave enough for snow camping (or lucky enough to have an RV). Roads can be icy and will close during storms, but you can still meander around. Trails can also be icy, but the year-round visitor center sells studded grips for your shoes, recommended for safety. A lot of the restaurants and hotels in the very tiny gateway town of Tropic will be closed for the season, but the planned resort community of Bryce (just outside the park entrance) is cozy and convenient.

Despite the extra effort visiting Bryce Canyon in the winter might entail, it’s well worth it to have the whole park, the red rock and the dramatic vistas, all to yourself. Visit the park’s website for more information, and definitely pop into the visitor center; the rangers are often bored this time of year and will happily chat you up about current hiking conditions and snowshoeing opportunities!

Below are my stark, dramatic, contrasting vision of this brilliant gem in Utah’s Canyon County:

Bryce Canyon in the Snow

Bryce Canyon in the Snow

Bryce Canyon in the Snow

Bryce Canyon in the Snow

Bryce Canyon in the Snow

Bryce Canyon in the Snow

Bryce Canyon in the Snow

Bryce Canyon in the Snow

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When there are several feet of snow on the  ground, it’s difficult to read the wayside exhibits…
Interpretation

Jonmikel Interpretting

Or get to the restaurant…

Moose, Wyoming

But it’s great for getting lost in a good snowshoe!
Tracks

The Mountains

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