December 29, 2013

2013 Christmas in Inwood, Iowa


2013 Christmas in Inwood, Iowa
Todd Swank's Diary Entry for December 29, 2013


On Monday, we went over the river and through the woods to Grandma's house in Inwood, Iowa.  We couldn't believe how cold it was outside and Miss Sheri's dashboard confirmed it was insane.  We saw it go as low as 25 degrees below zero which is as low as we've ever seen it.  With the wind chill, it was probably 80 below or something.  Thank God we didn't get a flat tire else Miss Sheri would have really been freezing while changing it!


Sunny was excited to be at the farm, even though I had very little desire to stay outside with him for too long.


Especially after the silly dog decided to run through a field full of cockle-burs.  His shaved tale looks so attractive now.


Christmas was great with a littler Double Grandma Action as well as a trip to the casino buffet.  They have such pretty Christmas trees at the casino.


We came home and had a little bit of a reprieve from the freezing temperatures when it got all the way to 47 degrees on Saturday.  That means we saw a swing in the temperature of almost 75 degrees in less than a week!  Minnesota weather is just crazy.

We thought it would be fun to go skiing at Highland in Bloomington since the weather was so nice.  Unfortunately, half of the Twin Cities had the same idea so the ski lift lines were quite unpleasant.  So we're danged if we do with the weather and we're danged if we don't.  Either that or we just like to belly ache too much.


I ended last week's diary entry by wishing everyone Merry Christmas from the Swank Family so I probably shouldn't do that again.  

Happy New Year from the Swank Family!!

2014 Is Gonna Rock!