Since I drive one of those little funky European hybrid cars, the costs of a new set of snow tires is enough to feed a family of four for six months. Yeah, that's what I thought, which is why I didn't get them this year. On the bright side, my kids are finally able to skate on the canals -- something they look forward to all year. Me? I'm content to sit inside next to the fire with a glass of Lambrusco and peck away at this keyboard creating my NY Times bestseller! Cheers!
Amsterdam, The Netherlands AP Photo/Margriet Faber