Adirondack Non-Winter Poem
I admit to never having witnessed winter
in the Adirondacks. My major excuses are
how we mid-southerly flatlanders don’t
know how to drive in deep snow—the
drive from our otherwise year-round
Maryland home is a solid 10-hour trip
even in favorable summer conditions.
Not to mention how our four-room cabin
has zero, zip, zilch insulation. And our sole
heat source is a stone fireplace, that might
well supply more unwanted heat to global
warming than to fuel our cabin’s comfort.
Besides which, I have zero levitation skills
and no useful experience on snowshoes,
which, I am told are necessary in winter—
not to mention skis, which have frankly
only ever managed to stir up fright in me,
especially now with my new artificial joints.
Bob Meyer says
Ed, It should be on your bucket list…. at least once.
Ed Zahniser says
Maybe a bucket of hot water! But thanks for the encouragement, Bob!
Sue L says
You’re missing out on the annual Chowderfest in Saratoga,the outhouses races & ice castles up in Lake George and other winter activities up here..you’re not get any younger🙄..just sayin’