The population of this town we are in is about 110 thousand people. And it is surrounded by even bigger towns. Yet apparently none of this vast multitude, on a pleasant Sunday afternoon, thought to check how the skating was on the Carruthers Creek pond --- except Grandma.
The skating (a bit to my surprise) turned out to be pretty great.
And we had the entire expanse to ourselves!
And here are more pictures, should you want to look further into this phenomenon. Oh, and here's a video, too: