While most New Englanders are preparing for the 18-24 inches of snow set to arrive this weekend, I am packing my bags and heading to NH for the Annual Ice Fishing Derby on Lake Winnipesaukee!…
Yup. It’s that time of year again!
Our group has endured all types of weather on this lake; From sun to clouds, windy to calm, bearable to downright freezing.
However, this year may bring a whole new level of extremes that we have yet to battle.
We should have our own show on TLC to document how amusing this will be.
We have two forms of shelter, one with a wood burning stove and one with a heater, as well as a fire pit, stove for cooking, and of course, vodka, gin, beer, and wine.
You know…the essentials.
Luckily this was not the year to rent an RV and sleep out on the ice.
That year was FREEEZING! But as you can see, it was sunny and clear. No blizzard in sight.
Finally after our stay at The Inn at the Mills last year, we decided that there was no longer a need to brave through the cold, and a quaint hotel was just what we needed.
So while this blizzard barrels through with full force, we will spend our days outside catching fish (trying), and our nights drinking margaritas by the fire, swimming in our heated pool, and keeping warm in our cozy cottage on the lake.
Now that’s ice fishing in style.
If you’re looking for some workouts to do while you are stuck in the house, visit my Pinterest page for a collection of my “At Home” Routines!
Stay safe. Stay warm. And enjoy what is hopefully the first and final blizzard of 2013!
CLICK HERE for a full recap of our Ice Fishing trips from the past!