The days are getting longer.
The snow is receding.
The frozen lakes are melting.
That can only mean one thing — SHOULDER SEASON IS HERE!
Shoulder season comes twice a year and goes by many names: mud season, in-between season, road trip season, temporada media, etc. For those of you who don’t have the luxury of living in the mountains, shoulder season is that time of year that’s not quite winter but not quite spring (or not quite fall but not quite winter). It’s usually accompanied by dreary, rainy days and can lead directly to an increase in drinking alone while you dream of sunnier times.
But we’ve got a cure. It’s simple — get a group text going and round up the squad. Grab a cooler of tasty beverages, a rain jacket, a few chairs, some food/cooking supplies and a few games. That’s what we did on a recent dreary shoulder season Sunday and had our own little party. Here’s a little photo-log of our adventure. Enjoy!
If you don't know where to go, relax. It doesn't really matter where you go if you've got your crew. Our fool-proof formula is to drive toward one of the following things:
- a lake or river
- a park
- long dirt roads
- any place you've never been before
Things to do:
- Play games. We like pong!
- Throw things for dogs. Hint: Dogs love sticks!
- Drink coffee/beer/wine/hot cocoa
- Cook a meal outside
- Justify your impulse purchase of galoshes
- Dance like an inflatable dancing tube man (scroll down to last pic)
Well, there you have it. You have everything you need to make it through mud season like a pro. Don't worry, spring will be here soon.