XC Skiing on the TART TRAIL Makes for “the Perfect” Winter Exercise

When I was awakened by the snowplows this morning…..I just knew it was going to be the perfect morning to hit the trail for some xc skiing. As much as I enjoy winter in northern Michigan, for some reason, this winter has not been my most active out doors. We spent all of January in Florida and then promptly hit the Body Balance Fitness Center in Suttons Bay to get back into our fitness routine. So, in between taking care of our winter time visitors at the Korner Kottage Bed and Breakfast in Suttons Bay, working out and many other various excuses….. I just haven’t enjoyed the winter weather as much as normal. This morning I made up for that.

The sun was shining, the air was chilly, fresh snow had fallen, the trail was recently groomed, my husband was an equally avid adventurer, and of course Nestle Quik, our portuguese water dog……well, she was ecstatic. There is nothing that she enjoys more than a romp in freshly fallen snow. She doesn’t care when or where…just let her out of the house to play in the snow and she is a happy, happy dog.

We gathered our gear. We went and we conquered. We returned with happy hearts, plenty of laughs and good memories of another fun time spent playing in the snow. Those who do not have the luxury of winter time in northern Michigan…..well you just can not appreciate what you are missing.

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