I got stir-crazy in January but heading out of town to somewhere warm just didn’t feel doable yet. Good thing I remembered our favorite hot springs are open year-round and make their own warmth.

Doc has Tuesdays off so we headed up yesterday and it was pretty perfect: Snow falling gently, steam rising, swans going by down the river.

Of course, now that I’m all about feats of strength, I had to try the cold plunge…in the river. Which isn’t warm even in the summer.

That’s me yeeting myself right back out but I did it–twice! Up to my neck! I think the Scandinavians might be on to something.