Somehow we managed to miss spring this year (except for the pollen, but believe me it is alive and well out there). I don’t know about you, but the past few years have been ridiculously hot when it should be nice spring temperatures. Our trust thermometer Accuweather App is reading 90* here in the Lehigh Valley. Between the pollen and the heat, I’m dying. They don’t make clothes light enough for these temperatures. While manyyyyy of you are so happy that winter is long gone (fingers crossed), I on the other hand would LOVE a blast of cold air to come to cool this place down a good 10-20*. With that being said I’m gonna blog about something on the cooler side for today.
Last year we went on a little road trip to the Poconos to see “Crystal Cabin Fever.” In the middle of nowhere. Speaking of the middle of nowhere, let’s address the road situation. What would have been a relatively short drive started to multiply because of the terrible road conditions. Seriously, step it up PennDot!
And que the mountain road carsickness.
We finally got to Crystal Cabin Fever and the parking lots were packed. It was obviously winter because there was mud from the snow melting. Who knew that Crystal Cabin Fever was such a big deal in that area? I’d never heard of it before.
Crystal Cabin Fever is and indoor display of ice sculptures. They also have a Natural Ice Harvest Museum where you can tour watch a video and see how ice was harvested prior to the invention of fridges. In 2014 the theme was “Around the World in Ice.” The idea reminded us of the Winter Carnival in Houghton, Michigan that we went to several years ago.
Join us as we go around the world:
Visiting the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France:
Big Ben in London, England:
Off to Antarctica:
Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil:
Back to the US. New York City’s Statue of Liberty:
We ended up getting a really good deal (50% off) on our tickets and with that we also got a cup of free hot chocolate (believe me, I’ve tasted better). There were demonstrations going on outside of exactly how the ice is cut and sculpted.
At the end of the day, was it worth it? Probably not. For something so small, we spent more than double or triple the time we were there driving. Especially when you throw in the car sickness and road conditions (again, PennDot).
At least we can say: been there, done that.
Have you got to see any ice or snow sculptures? Where did you get to see them?