When it’s already cold outside, no matter how much you adore the sound of a running river, the cold water makes it suppose colder.
- I was ready to go back to the beach house even before the two of us got to the river, and once the two of us got there, I slid on a wet rock and went face first into the icy water.
My fiance was quick thinking and started a fire with some dry wood he found, however I was already turning red. I sat by the fire until I was hot enough to walk, and my clothing was almost dry, and then the two of us made a mad dash for the cabin. Half an hour later, I was stiff from the cold and damp clothes. He lit the fireplace while I wrapped up in a hot blanket and took my wet clothing off. I don’t know what the two of us would have done if there hadn’t been dry wood laid on the fireplace hearth. My fiance wouldn’t have been able to get the fireplace burning, and the two of us would have had to go home. The two of us talked about him starting the car and our going beach condo early, however I wanted to stay. I was dry because of the fireplace, and the flue was clean, so no smoke was coming back into the cabin. Thanks to the fireplace, our weekend went well, and I went back to the river without falling in again. Of course, the draw of the fireplace had us returning sooner than the two of us expected. A picnic in the snow wasn’t half as enticing as a picnic in front of the fireplace.