I work at the afterschool program at Town Hall. After a recent snowfall, the children wanted to play in the snow but several of the children were not wearing warm winter boots, so I decided we should walk on the streets.

We stopped at Silver Pines Lodge to visit the puppy playing outside and chat with the owner, Chris. I lamented that the kids wanted to play in the snow, but lacked shoes.

The owner ushered us inside to a huge closet where she had winter boots for the children. The children, now in sturdy water-proof shoes, ran outside to play in the snow. Only in Idyllwild.

Susan Swanson