By Gemma Cleanslate
Get your winter clothes ready! The season for winter sports is already here. I will be visiting many ice skating and skiing venues throughout many regions during the next few weeks. There are numerous sims that change their decor and activities with the seasons. It is fun to see what they have done. Some are setting skating and skiing to enhance their sims for visitors and have winter and holiday items for sale which is great if you are looking for decor. Some are just for fun! Most of the skating areas have free skates for you to take and ski and sled rezzers so you don’t have to overload your closet. I hope you will enjoy the choices I have found.
For my first venture I went over to visit the marvelous winter sims at Calas Galadhon Park. Four sims, Calas, Dimrill, South Farthing and Glanduin are a frosty, sparkling delight. The farmers have even decorated the barns with lights and garlands. I took a skating tour of the frozen waterways just to see the animals along the way, passing under bridges wearing wreaths and bells. Many were already using the skating poseballs placed for single skaters and couples. Others were on the road in the sleighs. Some sat and relaxed in viewing areas on benches or were dancing. A couple had stopped into the restaurant for lunch. I came across three drunken singing snowmen in South Farthing who invite you to join in with them and I did!
This area is just the beginning. December 1 the long awaited Christmas sim will open up to the public. I have seen it and it is as wonderful as it was last year. I will give you a description of it in a few days. Ty Tenk and Truck Meredith, the owners of all Calas make a special effort to please not only the members of the group, but any visitors that make their way there.
One thing that impresses me about these regions, there are no commercial ventures anywhere and no rentals. The sims are there for the pure enjoyment of all who come. The lovely buildings are open to explore and relax. You will see posters or snowmen around where you can donate to the maintenance of the area. It would be wonderful if you could make even a small donation so the sims will continue to be there. The group will notify you of the fun events that take place weekly . Here is the entrance to the Park. From there you can TP to various places or just start wandering. There is a balloon ride near the entrance too.
Even though I visit Calas once in a while, I forget the full beauty that is there. When you find the sleigh ride rezz it and hop in with your honey or alone .