Country Mornings with Jonathan & Ayla

Winter Guide

Hate The Snow? Here Are Other Things To Do Instead Of Going In It

I hate the snow, and I hate the cold. Remind me why I live in Massachusetts again? While it's been a mild winter so far in terms of weather, there's snow on the horizon for Saturday night into Sunday. According to WCVB, the weather professionals are calling it a "significant storm" for Massachusetts residents. Along the coastal regions like Cape Cod and Boston, there will be a mix of rain and sleet. However, everywhere else in Massachusetts will have "plowable" snow. If you live west of Worcester, you will have the most snowfall. Ah! I am already cold thinking about this snow and it hasn't even happened yet. [caption id="attachment_1144898" align="alignnone" width="1512"] This photo was taken back in October of 2020 on the top of Mount Washington. The wind chill alone was enough to kill you if you were exposed in it for a long period of time. I've never felt cold like I felt it at the top of that mountain that day.[/caption] The Cold And Me Have Never Gotten Along I grew up in Wrentham and lived in that small country town until I went off to college. (Yes, Wrentham used to be "country" before the Wrentham Outlets came to town). In 2011, I moved to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue a career in country music. Let me tell you, the weather was SO much better for people like me who do not like, or appreciate the cold. In Tennessee in January, you only had to wear a warm sweatshirt, and on special occasions you'd bring out a light winter coat. It was heaven. As a kid I always hated the cold. I went sledding at Sweat Hill like all other kids, but did I really enjoy it? No I did not. I went skiing a few times throughout my life, and thought I was going to die from the experience. I've tried ice skating a time or two, and it always ended with frozen toes and a red-tipped nose. None of it is my cup of tea. So if you're like me and you want to do things besides going out in the snow, I have some personal suggestions that have made me downright happier in the long run. I don't need to put my boots on to enjoy the snow. I can do many other things instead. Hate The Snow? Do These Things Instead: