Winter Wonderland

By Maxx Mistwalker — Cold, crisp winter air and snowy strolls with that special someone. The sounds of snow crunching under foot. Scooping up the fluffy white flakes just to […]

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By Maxx Mistwalker
Cold, crisp winter air and snowy strolls with that special someone. The sounds of snow crunching under foot. Scooping up the fluffy white flakes just to see the different shapes they fall in, usually ending in giggles and snowballs taking flight. Winter is the perfect time to grab a cup of hot chocolate and snuggle up with your sweetie in front of the fire to out wait that winter storm. These are just a couple of things that you can experience in your winter travels to some of the beautiful sims I chose to explore. I had the distinct pleasure of exploring some of Second Life’s® snowy sims and found myself in winter wonderlands complete with sledding, chalets and I even got to meet Santa!

Christmas-Article_001-copyBy far my favorite spot is a simple yet beautiful reminder of the magic of winter. This sim, North Pole Village & Santa’s Workshop, shows each and every visitor the simple beauty of a fresh blanket of snow. I had to, of course, try to find the most recognizable icon of winter. Santa was an elusive one but I think I found the real one, complete with reindeer and sleigh. I snapped a couple shots of him as he was tuning up his sleigh to make sure that his once a year trip goes smoothly. I strolled around for a bit window shopping but was anxious to continue my exploration.

Christmas santas workshopAfter leaving the North Pole, I headed out for the Winter Festival at Aero Pines Park. I discovered ice skating, skiing and snow tubing which were the most fun I have had in a long time. Twists and turns at a break neck speed, who wouldn’t love that?

After all that chilly excitement, I decided that I wanted to take a break and enjoy a nice cozy cafe.  Christmas at the North Pole features a most cozy pub right on the corner of North and Pole. Santa is your barman and it’s all very snug.

winter-scenes_003-copyI reluctantly left the cozy chair next to the old fashioned jukebox to embark on another expedition to the Winter Scenes sim to find something that I thought I would never have the chance to see… an igloo! A small fire within was enough to keep me toasty and warm while I took a break and rested my tired legs. Who would have thought that sim hopping would be so exhausting?

winter-scenes_005-copyMoving on from my cozy igloo, I was nearly lost in a snow covered field and as the flakes swirled around me, almost whiting out my field of view. Then, I found a merry-go-round with snowy white reindeer and majestic horses. They awaited my visit to give me one final ride before heading back to the more balmy and humid places that I usually frequent.

Locations Visited

  1. North Pole Village & Santa’s Workshop
  2. Winter Festival at Aero Pines Park
  3. Christmas at the North Pole
  4. Winter Scenes
Maxx Mistwalker Writer and Photographer

Maxx Mistwalker
Writer and Photographer

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