By Ted Schredd
I don’t know how I thought of this one – I
just did. If you have an indoor hockey rink close
to your house you have an unlimited supply of
snow. For those of you who don’t know,
the keepers of the hockey ice scrape the ice
every couple of hours. After the scraping they
take the scrapings (aka snow) and put it outside
Then you take your cooler and
fill it up as many times as you want. When it’s
an unbearably hot day you will make a lot of
friends with a
cooler full of snow. The first time I did this
it was at Okanogan Lake in British Columbia,
Canada. The lake is nestled in the middle of
the desert and the thermometer was knocking on
100 degrees F. Once one snowball came out I had
a group of ten to fifteen people waiting for
more. We split into teams, split up the snow
and had a full on snowball fight on one of the
hottest days of the year.
It sure was fun watching people react to getting hit with a snowball when it is 95 degrees out. They go from confusion to anger to happiness in about 3/4 of a second.
Life doesn’t get much more fun than that.