Won't be many days like this, so we're very glad we went. It warmed up the next day, and snow started to melt; yesterday it was well above freezing and raining. All those beautiful xc ski conditions are gone until we have another good snowfall.
Several people commented on the word 'concession' to describe a rural road in yesterday's post. I guess I didn't realize it wasn't a widely used word. Here, surveyors marked out roads in a fairly standard grid pattern after treaties had been negotiated, and southern Ontario was opened for white settlement. Blocks of land bounded by roads usually had 10 or 12 hundred acre farm parcels within them. These roads were usually numbered, so here the north/south roads are called 'Lines', as in 7th Line, 9th Line, and so on. And the east/west roads are called Sideroads or Concessions, as in the 4th Concession, the 7th Concession, etc. So it's just a word for a rural road, usually here it's a lesser used road that is still gravelled. Over time the main roads end up paved.