It really is true – time sure does fly. Here we are at the end of November already and Christmas, followed by another new year, is coming up very quickly again. It is amazing how much quicker the hours, days, months and years go by now compared to how slowly they went by when I was much younger.
Winter doesn’t officially start for another 3 weeks, but we’ve got snow and cold so I am declaring that winter has already started here (as usual).
The Red River seems to be completely frozen now, although with the snow covering it, I cannot say that it is solid enough to walk on. It may just be solid enough to fool you and the snow covering would make it look solid enough to walk on. Actually, I never walk on the rivers here. There are spots that seem to have open water throughout the winter.
I know when they get the skating rink up, that area will be safe, since they flood and re-flood it to get the surface nice and smooth. I also know that it should be nice and solid along the banks, since many people will walk along the banks starting in December, without problems. Before too long, someone will start crossing the river on a daily basis to get to work on the other side. Crossing there will really shorten the distance and will cut the walking time from about 45 minutes to 5 minutes (depending of course, where they work over there).
Here are my pictures of the Red River taken when Chester and I walked yesterday morning. It was cloudy yesterday and it is cloudy again today.