Ah, Saturday and Sunday were perfect...the ice on the lake was thick and black. It seemed we could skate backwards forever without hitting a crack. Since Sunday, it has snowed a couple of inches. We'll clear a rink for hockey and broomball, but can't ever quite capture the feeling that open ice gives..
Andy and I can't begin to keep up with our kids when we play hockey. They're very zippy when they cut turns---That, and trying not to skate over our tongues (because we were so out of shape) made us feel very old at times. Friends came to share it with us...it was a black ice weekend!