Mike and I spent Christmas this year with our families in Michigan. Due to the unusual weather (virtually no snow) we decided to kayak down the Manistee River with my parents. It was beautiful and it began to snow at the end of our trip. We probably wouldn't have gone kayaking had there been snow... we probably would have gone cross country skiing instead. So it was an unexpected, but seriously enjoyable change of plans... including the hours it took to figure out where to put the kayaks in the river... Can't wait to kayak in the winter next year.