Christmas Day and I was really in need of some exercise to wear off the Holiday cheer so I hit the Cannon Valley Trail with my XC skis. I have been trying to figure out where I can find a local ice flow to play with now that I have my gear. I figured on a spot along the trail that has springs coming out of the bluffs. Well I found my springs and also watercress growing in the middle of winter! No ice flows but the local wildlife was abundant around the springs. Squirrels, a woodchuck, possum and alot of birds. I put over 5 miles on my Classic skis. I gave my skate skis a try today. I'm not sure if I like them yet or not. We'll see about those. BTW White Zinfandel wine with a couple of fresh crushed blackberrys is fantastic with Christmas dinner!