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The descent of the Polar Vortex across much of our nation this week has reminded me of an adventure we had 7 years ago. In 2014, my husband and I wanted to visit the relatives in Denver. So we found a week that would work and booked inexpensive tickets that could not be changed. As the dates drew closer, it became clear that Denver would be having snow. Exactly the same days we would be there.
Then it became clear we were flying into the Polar Vortex— science fiction for Phoenix people. My secondary goal of taking Fall photos became the goal of taking icy winter photos. It was 4 degrees for a high, with dark, cloudy skies most of each day. As we debarked at Denver International Airport, it was the first time I had ever seen gate agents *inside* wearing winter scarves and gloves.
We were challenged, not only to stay comfortable, but to keep seeing well, as our glasses kept fogging, freezing, and thawing, then fogging again. Fortunately, we did have warm enough clothing and footwear.
Above is the view from our hotel dining room. Notice the ice coating on the inside of the window? This is looking east across Colorado Boulevard.
All around Denver, gardens were flash-frozen by the sudden snowstorms. Above are some of the ice-clad daffodils from my late mother’s garden– a rare photo opportunity for me. My sister Annie kindly drove us all around town, in messy, icy wintery traffic, so I could get a lot of snowy photos. I learned to keep the camera (iPhone) inside my top, so it wouldn’t crack from the cold. And yes! That was a cold thing to put back inside my top!
Another blessing of the trip was the chance to get this family photo (below) during dinner one night. Yes, there was a fireplace nearby–very cozy! From the left, that’s me, older sister Annie, Mom, and my husband, Ron Button.
When we embrace situations that could be discomforts, we end up with adventures! We all made the best of the 2014 Polar Vortex and now have great memories for a lifetime. And embracing life takes us further into the realm of Healthy, Happy, and Loving Lifesm? It’s up to you!
Kebba Buckley Button is a stress solutions expert, holistic guide, and award-winning author who celebrates life. She has a longtime energy healing practice and is an ordained minister. Among her books are: Discover The Secret Energized You (http://tinyurl.com/b44v3br), Inspirations for Peace Within: Quotes and Images to Uplift and Inspire, and Sacred Meditation: Embracing the Divine. The books are available on Amazon and through Kebba’s office. To email us, firstname.lastname@example.org .