This week, I had the privilege of traveling to Chicago while they were having some of their coldest weather of the year. I didn’t plan to go because of the cold, but it just worked out that we were there at the same time.

While I was there, I saw and felt some things that I hadn’t seen or felt for quite some time. Things like my toes and fingers being numb from the cold. The feeling of sub-zero degree air going into my lungs, the sound of cars on frozen snow covered roads, and the crunch of the snow under my feet.

It was an opportunity to remember many of the reasons my wife and I decided to move to Texas. It was a confirmation that we made the right choice – for us at least.

Here are a few photos of the great white north while I was there. Not a lot of people in these photos because, well, it was cold! Where I was in the suburbs the temperature went down to about -24 degrees (F) for 2 of the 4 days I was there. For one of the days, the temperature didn’t get above -11 degrees.

I think next time, I’ll try to avoid January when I have to work in Chicago.

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