First hurdleDay 5: :A week (well almost) without an alcoholic drink of any kind and it was a bit of a breeze. However the first hurdle comes this weekend when we head for a short two-day break with some British friends to Lake Geneva in Wisconsin.
The weekend should be a relaxing one, Lake Geneva named after a town of the same name in upper state New York, is about 80 miles north of Chicago, not far across the border in Wisconsin, the dairy state. Although Illinois is extremely flat Wisconsin has some peaks, large hills if not exactly mountains and there’s actually a ski school in the area, however they’ve only had 1 inch of snow the whole season, so skiing won’t be on the agenda, ironic when you consider we couldn’t get to Colorado because there was too much of it.
Parts of America west of Chicago such as Colorado, New Mexico, Arkansas and Kansas has seen more snow than ever before but in the Midwest and the North East the winter so far has been incredibly mild, which can only mean that we should expect a brutal 2nd half of winter. The only snow we have had in Chicago fell amazingly in October and we then had a cold snap and a few inches in early December.
The average snow fall in Chicago in a year is 39 inches but so far this winter we have had just 5 inches.
After living in Chicago for four and a half years, I moved to the beautiful if bewildering island of Bermuda in July 2008. This blog is about being an exiled and depressed Charlton Athletic fan and whatever else the day brings.