Playing in the Snow

@moffittjc (100679)
Gainesville, Florida
October 13, 2021 7:10pm CST
I was reminiscing with @JimBo452020 tonight about snow, and it made me realize it has been almost a decade since I last played in the snow. I know that snow is a bad 4-letter word for many of you, but for this Southerner, I am very fond of snow and any chance I get to play in it. It doesn't snow that often here in Florida, and when it does, it's never enough to accumulate on the ground. But, hey, snow season is coming up soon! Maybe this year I'll take another trip somewhere north and satisfy my urge to make a snow angel! Are you looking forward to winter? Photo is me in 2010 in Virginia, where there was NO forecast for snow at all, yet we got hit by two massive back-to-back blizzards. Right after the photo was snapped a massive snowball fight ensued. It did not disappoint!
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@sjvg1976 (30192)
• Delhi, India
14 Oct
Winters have started here it seems. But we don't have a snowfall here at my place. We go to hill stations to watch it once a year and yes I also like snow. I know it's frustrating for the people who have frequent snowfalls at their place.
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@moffittjc (100679)
• Gainesville, Florida
14 Oct
The reason I like snow is because I never have to deal with it. If I lived in a climate where snowfall was frequent, I would absolutely hate it.
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@ptrikha_2 (34631)
• India
16 Oct
@sjvg1976 Winters have started? Where? With 35 C or with AC still on some times of the day? Or have you migrated to Keylong or Ladakh??
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• Midland, Michigan
17 Oct
@moffittjc that's what I'm saying.
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@rakski (101576)
• Philippines
14 Oct
no winter here. But it is nice to see snow someday
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@moffittjc (100679)
• Gainesville, Florida
14 Oct
Very little winter were I live. We're heading into fall now, and then winter. But it won't get very cold. Our winters are usually very mild, as Florida is considered somewhat tropical.
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@rakski (101576)
• Philippines
14 Oct
@moffittjc oh yes, I live in a tropical country too
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@moffittjc (100679)
• Gainesville, Florida
16 Oct
@rakski I love living in a tropical area, except for the brutally hot summers. But during the winters, it feels like absolute paradise.
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@allen0187 (54507)
• Philippines
14 Oct
Staying in the Philippines so zero snow for us here since birth.
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@DaddyEvil (58456)
• United States
14 Oct
That's because you don't want the snow. If you put your mind to it, you could wish snow into existence there.
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@allen0187 (54507)
• Philippines
16 Oct
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@ptrikha_2 (34631)
• India
17 Oct
@DaddyEvil For that he would need Harry Potter like powers!!
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• Eugene, Oregon
14 Oct
We rarely get snow in western Oregon, but lots of winter rain. I won't miss snow if we don't get any.
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@moffittjc (100679)
• Gainesville, Florida
14 Oct
I would have thought for sure it snowed often in your climate, but now that I think about it, I guess you're right about all the winter rain. It seems to be what that area is infamous for, lots of drizzling rain.
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• Eugene, Oregon
14 Oct
@moffittjc Yes, it never really has bothered me though. It snows plenty in the mountains, maybe 40 miles away. There are ski areas that usually open by Thanksgiving.
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@moffittjc (100679)
• Gainesville, Florida
14 Oct
@JamesHxstatic That’s not too bad of a drive at all to get to snow areas. Now if you could just get the weather man to do something about that drizzling rain!
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@RasmaSandra (47274)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
14 Oct
That is what I am starting to miss here in Florida good old snow, I remember the white stuff and miss it now,
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@RasmaSandra (47274)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
14 Oct
@moffittjc no one would no what to do and would be in shock, I for one would just rush down to the yard in my crocs and dance in the snow,
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@moffittjc (100679)
• Gainesville, Florida
14 Oct
@RasmaSandra For sure no one would know what to do. They'd probably have to shut down the roads because no one knows how to drive in snow. Most people here don't even know how to drive in the rain! I'd be like you. I'd rush down and dance in the snow.
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@RasmaSandra (47274)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
14 Oct
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@wolfgirl569 (49071)
• Marion, Ohio
14 Oct
I hope you can find snow to play in. I also hope it isnt here in Ohio. I dont want to ever see it again.
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@moffittjc (100679)
• Gainesville, Florida
14 Oct
I'll go to Buffalo to play in the snow. It seems they are always inundated with lake effect snow every year.
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@jstory07 (111555)
• Roseburg, Oregon
14 Oct
I used to enjoy snow ball fights.
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@moffittjc (100679)
• Gainesville, Florida
14 Oct
Does one ever outgrow the love of a good snowball fight?
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@jstory07 (111555)
• Roseburg, Oregon
14 Oct
@moffittjc No I do not think so.
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@DaddyEvil (58456)
• United States
14 Oct
@moffittjc @jstory07 Yes. When you dodge a snowball, slip and break a leg or arm, you'll be done with snowball fights.
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@JimBo452020 (63815)
• Montrose, Scotland
14 Oct
Gee you looked quite old in 2011
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@moffittjc (100679)
• Gainesville, Florida
14 Oct
It's even worse now.
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@JimBo452020 (63815)
• Montrose, Scotland
14 Oct
@moffittjc I bet it is haha
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@moffittjc (100679)
• Gainesville, Florida
14 Oct
@JimBo452020 I’m an old geezer, I’m lucky if I can walk across the room without a cane.
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@LadyDuck (359723)
• Switzerland
14 Oct
I am nervous Jeff, we had a cold summer and if winter is going to be a cold winter I should get ready to get my shovel ready. This is a photo from the balcony French door, 19th March 2021, the last snow of the season here.
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@moffittjc (100679)
• Gainesville, Florida
14 Oct
Wow, that is so beautiful! I wish I could live in such a wonderful place like that.
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@LadyDuck (359723)
• Switzerland
15 Oct
@moffittjc We almost had no snow during winter and that morning looking out I noticed that everything was white and snowing hard. I hope for snow on Christmas, I like snow on Christmas day.
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@moffittjc (100679)
• Gainesville, Florida
15 Oct
@LadyDuck I would love to see snow on Christmas, even if it means I have to drive a great distance to see it.
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@DaddyEvil (58456)
• United States
14 Oct
We had drifts deep enough last year that it took Pretty and I together to push the storm door open on our covered front porch. We couldn't get the back screen door to budge. I don't mind snow until I have to get out into it and shovel the drive before I can get my car out to go to work... and then dodge the stupid drivers who can't drive on snow. Looking forward to it? NOPE!
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@moffittjc (100679)
• Gainesville, Florida
14 Oct
I'm so glad I don't have to worry about all that. I would never want to drive in the snow. Or shovel snow. I just want to play in it.
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@DaddyEvil (58456)
• United States
14 Oct
@moffittjc When I didn't have to be responsible, I loved playing in snow, too.
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@moffittjc (100679)
• Gainesville, Florida
16 Oct
@DaddyEvil Life is so much different when we have to be responsible. Adulting sucks. I wish I would have never signed up for it. I want my money back.
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@DocAndersen (50530)
• United States
14 Oct
there is something magical about snowball fights! Snow is both beautiful, and depressing. When you have to shovel the driveway snow becomes work!
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@moffittjc (100679)
• Gainesville, Florida
14 Oct
They can make heated floors inside people’s homes, why hasn’t anybody developed heated driveways? Shoveling snow seems so archaic and barbaric to me. We can land a river on Mars with pinpoint accuracy, but we can’t figure out how to keep snow off of our driveways?
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@DocAndersen (50530)
• United States
14 Oct
@moffittjc you can get a heated driveway, but they are very expensive. It is much cheaper to send twins with shovels!
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@moffittjc (100679)
• Gainesville, Florida
14 Oct
@DocAndersen There are many great benefits to having kids….shoveling snow, donating a kidney when you need one, etc, etc.
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@RubyHawk (39975)
• Atlanta, Georgia
15 Oct
It was probably about 2010 that we had our last big snow. I remember cars were stranded on the roads for several days! Kids couldn’t leave schools because buses couldn’t move. I didn’t enjoy that one at all.
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@moffittjc (100679)
• Gainesville, Florida
16 Oct
Now that sounds like the kind of snow I would probably like to avoid. The week I was in Virginia back in 2010, we got hit with rare blizzard-like conditions. I actually got stuck there for 4 days longer than I had planned because all the roads through the mountain passes were closed due to hazardous conditions. I've never been so cold in my life, but I still had a blast playing in the snow!
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@RubyHawk (39975)
• Atlanta, Georgia
16 Oct
@moffittjc That's bad to get stuck and roads closed, but at least you got to play in the snow.
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@moffittjc (100679)
• Gainesville, Florida
16 Oct
@RubyHawk I didn’t mind being stuck there for a few extra days. It was fun.
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@sprite1950 (26910)
• Corsham, England
16 Oct
Hey Jeff! Remember me? I thought I would come back and see what everyone is up to. I hear you managed to get the lurgy twice. I got it last month courtesy of my granddaughter. Nice of her to share it! I wasn't too bad though.
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@moffittjc (100679)
• Gainesville, Florida
16 Oct
HI Linda! Of course I remember you! So glad to see you back. How are you? Yes, I got covid twice. I'm just a magnet for it I guess. I'm sad to hear you got it too, but happy to hear you didn't have it that bad. Hope life is going well for you. I met a woman from Bedford a couple of weekends ago when I was at Disney World. Is that anywhere near where you live?
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@sprite1950 (26910)
• Corsham, England
16 Oct
@moffittjc Bedford is around 140 miles (a 2 hr drive) from Wiltshire, Is this a new romantic interest or just someone you met? They reckon you only get 90 days protection from the virus. Were you very ill the second time? Did you get vaccinated?
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@moffittjc (100679)
• Gainesville, Florida
16 Oct
@sprite1950 No, not a romantic interest. I was with my girlfriend when I met the girl from England. We always meet people from all over the world when I'm at Disney World. I always love meeting new people. I was very ill the second time I got Covid. The first time I caught the Wuhan variant and was only mildly sick, but the second time I caught the South African variant and was almost on my deathbed. I was sick for a month, a good portion of which I spent in the hospital. Thankfully, I never had to be put on a ventilator, but there were a few days where it was being considered! Yes, even after I got covid twice I chose to get vaccinated. I never want to suffer through that virus again if I can avoid it.
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@DianneN (238148)
• United States
14 Oct
I’m not looking forward to snow or winter. I am looking forward to our 14 day trip to Florida in January, however.
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@moffittjc (100679)
• Gainesville, Florida
14 Oct
14 days? That’s not long enough! What happened to 6 months? Lol
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@DianneN (238148)
• United States
14 Oct
@moffittjc Six months will have wait until covid goes away or a new governor is elected
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@moffittjc (100679)
• Gainesville, Florida
14 Oct
@DianneN You might be waiting a long time then!
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@ptrikha_2 (34631)
• India
16 Oct
You look like a star and can even resemble Bruce Willis with some makeup!! I have experienced live snowfall in life only once - some 13 years back.
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@moffittjc (100679)
• Gainesville, Florida
16 Oct
I’ve been told before that I look like Nicolas Cage, but no one has ever told me I look like Bruce Willis!
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@ptrikha_2 (34631)
• India
17 Oct
@moffittjc So now you can play 2 characters in a single movie!!
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@ptrikha_2 (34631)
• India
17 Oct
@moffittjc I wish I could get $10 M USD and launch you in an action movie. I already have a ready plot. How much time would it take you to speak some broken Hindi?
@paigea (34391)
• Canada
15 Oct
I hope you get to enjoy the snow somewhere. I enjoy it, as long as I don't have to drive in a storm. Of course that's exactly when substitute teachers get called.
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@moffittjc (100679)
• Gainesville, Florida
15 Oct
Living in Florida, I don’t know a single thing about driving in snow. And I hope to keep it that way! Lol
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@paigea (34391)
• Canada
16 Oct
@moffittjc Its easy to drive in snow. It's when the roads are icy that it's a problem. Or when the snow is coming down hard and you can't see.
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@moffittjc (100679)
• Gainesville, Florida
17 Oct
@paigea If it's snowing so hard you can't see, then I think it would be better to just stay home and not even try to go out in it.
• Midland, Michigan
14 Oct
Snow is a dirty word in my book. I don't like being cold and now that I'm getting older I don't like the potential for falling either.
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@moffittjc (100679)
• Gainesville, Florida
14 Oct
So is it the snow itself you don’t like, or the falling part?
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• Midland, Michigan
16 Oct
@moffittjc the show and the cold. The falling is more recent but I never did enjoy Winters much even when I was younger.
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@moffittjc (100679)
• Gainesville, Florida
17 Oct
@MarshaMusselman I hope you are ok from your fall. I never like hearing about someone getting hurt.
@Fleura (17353)
• United Kingdom
14 Oct
As long as you don't need to drive anywhere, snow is great!
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@moffittjc (100679)
• Gainesville, Florida
14 Oct
One of the great things about snow is that when it gets really bad, everything gets shut down and you don't have to drive or go to work. It's like getting free holidays! haha I know what you mean about driving in the snow. I found out the hard way the very first time I drove in the snow in Canada.
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@Fleura (17353)
• United Kingdom
14 Oct
@moffittjc Driving in it is mainly OK, it's all the other drivers! LOL
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@moffittjc (100679)
• Gainesville, Florida
14 Oct
@Fleura Those damn crazy drivers!
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@Torunn (8366)
• Norway
14 Oct
Snow is good! What people think snow is bad thing? It can be too much of it of course, but a winter without snow is just sad. And bleak and dark. We had one winter without snow some years ago, it was also very dried and things burned down. (houses, trees etc). So I want quite a lot of snow. The best is when the snow comes and then stays, instead of coming and melting once a week. But it can wait for at least two weeks, 'cause I don't have winter tyres on any of the cars yet.
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@moffittjc (100679)
• Gainesville, Florida
14 Oct
I like the way you think! Bring on the snow!!! (In two more weeks of course)
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@Torunn (8366)
• Norway
14 Oct
@moffittjc Yes, I need to change tyres first, 'cause spinning around isn't that fun. I usually leave that to the people down south.
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@CarolDM (157901)
• United States
14 Oct
What a great photo and memory. Snowball fights are the best. Not a bad word for me. Snow is so nice, especially when you don't have to drive in it.
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@moffittjc (100679)
• Gainesville, Florida
14 Oct
Snow is really nice when you can watch it on tv from the comfort of warm and sunny Florida! Lol
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@CarolDM (157901)
• United States
14 Oct
@moffittjc True for sure.
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