Having grown up in Florida, I am generally not a big fan of the cold. That being said, I can certainly appreciate the beauty of freshly fallen snow as much as the next Lohan, and would consider moving to a frozen tundra if it meant I could live in a fabulous ice palace.
Ice Castles is a project started by Utah artist Brent Christensen, as a way to build explorable ice structures for his children (and sister-wives, I am assuming). Each ice castle is created by building 5,000 icicles a day that are harvested and sculpted together by drenching them in freezing water. The castles have towers as large as 25 feet and contain passageways and corridors lit with LED lights for the kids to explore and get lost in. The moral of the story is, if your kids are obsessed with the new Disney movie Frozen you now have a great way to get rid of them for a few hours and enjoy a glass of wine. Just throw them in to the snow in the back yard, and give them a water hose to build with. Just don’t bitch at me if your water bill is more expensive than Beyonce’s wig collection.
The Ice Castles project travels around, so if you want to check it out, you can find dates and locations at the website.