March 4, 2013

On The Ice


 Skate at your own risk. 

In an unusual reversal of roles, he was hesitant and she wasn't. Twinkling lights beckoned, the icy white patch glistened, and foreign tourists bumped and glided past in a never-ending skater's promenade. The scene was something out of an enchanting children's book but tainted with nerves and frozen fingers. Eventually, Noah got the hang of it and drifted away from the wall. Camille never stopped smiling even after repeated spills and is now begging to sign up for ice-skating summer camp. 

I am glad they both decided to take the risk and head out on the ice. Wish I had some of their gumption.

7 comments:

Karen said...

Ok, now THIS we all loved! The location is perfection. My kids did lessons at the new Georgetown rink and really liked it. I also want to try the other new rink, Canal Prak. Have you been?

likeschocolate said...

I see an ice skating career in her future!

Heather said...

Enchanting! I love it when my kids discover something they absolutely love.

Corinne said...

love it! Isn't it a fantastic location for skating and people watching?

Kristen Matella said...

Check out the ice skating rink in downtown Silver Spring too. It is very close to you (and just down the block from where we lived). We spent many, many Friday nights last year skating. In fact, Mitch had his birthday party there last year. It's cheap too and I think they do military discounts. If you haven't been there yet, it is a fun place to walk around, with bunches of restaurants too. Miss ya!

Juniper said...

Ohh I adore ice skating!!! Having grown up across the road from a lake (in the midwest) half the winter was spent out on it. How wonderful you took Noah and Camille, and that they both ended the trip on a positive note. Over the holidays in America I took the girls skating and was suprised how intent and happy they were to learn!

Airfare Bargains said...

Lovely place. Winter season is the best for enjoying the ice-skating. Specially kids eagerly wait for winter season.