Ah, yes. It’s that time of the year again. While the rest of the country is shoveling snow out of their driveways and scraping ice off of their windshields, us lucky folks down here in Florida are still wearing shorts and flip-flops. Although there are some perks to dodging the winter snow, there are still some activities we wish we could partake in, but this darn Florida weather forbids it.

I, personally, have never even seen snow! So for the others out there like me, here are 10 reasons us Floridians should travel up north one holiday season. (Only once, because seriously, it’s just too cold)

  1. Snowball Fights


This looks like THE MOST fun! Unfortunately sandballs don’t seem to clump together as well snowballs do. (I call Will Ferrell on my team!)


  1. Sledding


This picture explains itself. All jokes aside, we will most likely resemble the dog’s expression more than the humans.


  1. Snowmen


Do you want to build a snowman? Not going to happen if you spend your winter in the sunshine state!


  1. Acting out this scene.

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This might not be at the top of your list, but you still can’t do it nonetheless.


  1. Snow Angels


Apparently Santa know’s how we feel on this one.


  1. Skiing/Snowboarding


Not that I’d even attempt to do this, but I’d still like the option to turn it down.


  1. Catch a falling snowflake.


This has always been my dream. From what I’ve seen (in movies), this always looks like the most magical experience.


  1. Dressing up like the Michelin Man.


OK, we may have dodged a bullet on this one. At least he’s warm though!


  1. Snow Day = No School



While we get hurricanes, they get snow days. Why can’t we have both!?


  1. A view like this..


There are some things so breathtakingly beautiful, you have to witness them for yourself.


Although I love it here in the great state of Florida, I definitely wouldn’t mind taking a trip up north to experience a “real winter”, as I’ve heard non-floridians call it. Sure, I would stick out like a person wearing socks to the beach, and I have no clothes to accommodate for the climate change, but I would make sure it’d be a trip to remember!

As always students, if you want to share something on ELSE, or have any questions or comments, feel free to email me. I would LOVE to hear from you!

Your fellow KU student,