a roadtrip into the adirondack's with your girlfriend in the deep freeze of winter is a quiet escape into a mysterious land of snow and ice. earlier this year we took a drive across the border to visit friends and simply enjoy the below zero frozen landscape. i love winter. it's like a dreamstate. a cloud you enter into and get lost inside. the cold is pleasurable when you know there is the possibility of a burning woodfire inside and red wine or bourbon or scotch. i am always willing to freeze my toes and fingers in the snow... the burn is worth it. oh and then there is the sauna in the winter, in sioux lookout at my aunt's house on the lake... jumping into the snow in your birthday suit is something to experience at least once in your lifetime. but i digress.