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Old 12-04-2008, 09:26 AM
 
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l too moved to Wisconsin from Southern California. I was born and raised in San Diego, and moved to Wisconsin in 2007.

I'm still not used to the winters, but it's not the cold I dislike so much, it's the precariousness of the ice on the roads and in the parking lots. I have slipped and fallen on the ice so many times, I've stopped counting.

But, oooooh, the beautiful springs and summers in Wisconsin. It is so green and beautiful here. Sometimes I just go driving for hours on backroads and country roads and enjoy the trees and cornfields and complete beauty of this state.

The winters are harsh, but the worst of it lasts only about 5 months, and then the rewards of spring and summer are completely worth it!
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Old 12-04-2008, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I'm still not used to the winters, but it's not the cold I dislike so much, it's the precariousness of the ice on the roads and in the parking lots. I have slipped and fallen on the ice so many times, I've stopped counting.
Get yourself a pair of YakTrax (http://www.yaktrax.com/ProductsWalker.aspx - broken link). I have a pair and they're brilliant.
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Old 12-04-2008, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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Once the first snowfall comes, I never go outside without boots with a good tread. Even for just a few minutes, quick trip to the store, I put on my boots, can't risk falling.
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Old 12-04-2008, 03:16 PM
 
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You must learn to walk ever so gingerly FCG. You gotta kinda shuffle your feet when you detect ice and move slowly. You can't always see the danger either, it's kind of an instinct LOL! I can't recall ever falling, knock on ice.
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Old 12-05-2008, 04:07 PM
 
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You must learn to walk ever so gingerly FCG. You gotta kinda shuffle your feet when you detect ice and move slowly. You can't always see the danger either, it's kind of an instinct LOL! I can't recall ever falling, knock on ice.
LOL! This is so true. I'm slowly getting the hang of it though (although I slipped in my garage this morning...ugh).
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Old 12-05-2008, 05:43 PM
 
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LOL! This is so true. I'm slowly getting the hang of it though (although I slipped in my garage this morning...ugh).
You poor thing! Hasn't anyone informed you about needing to salt the icy areas? (doesn't work if it's too cold) Your best bet as previously mentioned, is to have a good tread on your footwear.
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