Winter Wonderland

On March 16, 2008 we came north because Lynn had a meeting to attend. We were amazed to see the amount of snow at the Riviera!
We parked the car in the street and climbed over about three feet of snow to attempt getting into the building. We walked to the back of the building and then stopped dead in our tracks. We have never seen so much snow in our lives. It looked like a small, snow covered mountain ranged had descended on the parking lot. Not one inch of pavement was visible. Drifts were as high as seven feet and the smallest about two feet. The strong winter winds had whipped the snow into mini snow mountains, hiding the trash dumpster ( about seven feet high), over flowing the pool and making a fantastic snow hill. The snow hill was at least 40 feet long, two parking places wide, about nine feet high and sloped to about two and a half feet. It was incredible to see these mini snow mountains half way up both stair cases. Snow drifts were also in front of every door, making entrance impossible. It was a beautiful sight. The mini snow mountains, against the back drop of the frozen Straits of Mackinac and the majestic Mackinac Bridge show that Michigan is truly a winter wonderland.

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