Wawa Snow Gauge (Dec 1 – January 4)

 26 Years ago today, January 4, 1992, we were tired of being happy…

so we got married! LOL!

Mo & John's Wedding Day Jan 4, 1992


Jan 4, 2018 Snow Gauge Wawa

January 4, 2018

Here’s a collection of January 4th Photos that come up on my computer when I type in “Jan4”. It’s probably a good thing that I didn’t save 20 years of digital photos under the date. I’d have a thousand pop up a day! 

But a few of them were saved by date, and it’s always a surprise as to what comes up…

Jan4billy – Cute Billy after a snow storm. I do not know what year this is….


Jan4snow – 2014. 3 Cases buried. I always referred to 2014 as the “Ice Age Year”. By the end of winter, we buried 5 Cases, and were working on our 6th. It was a very snowy and cold winter. (I stopped photographing the snow after this year, and Chica ran away.)

Jan 4, 2014 Snow Gauge Wawa

Jan4teddy.jpg – We went to the Big Bear for our Anniversary and had Teddy Burgers! Yummy!  Because the photo is so small, I would guess 2004. Someone said that a fellow is reopening the Big Bear Restaurant, but I haven’t heard anything about it yet. 

January 4th Teddy Burger

Here’s an old photo of our Parking lot – 2004 or 2005? I remember we needed “Parking Maps” for the Snowmobilers, so that we could accommodate 28 Trucks and Trailers on the property. Crazy Fun times! 

Northern Lights Motel Parking Lot

Jan4-gauge.jpg  Not much snow in 2006 – I imagine they weren’t even packing the trails yet this year. 

January 4, 2006 Snow Gauge Wawa

jan4fill.jpg – Oh wow! I remember this! In 2013, we got TRUCKLOADS of Fill from our Insurance Company for our Anniversary!! Yahoooooooo! You could never imagine how happy 2 people were to get DIRT. LOL! The truckloads had to keep coming for days, to surround the 2 rooms that were hanging into the canyon. Once there was safe ground, all around the rooms, the demolition began. 

January 4, 2013 - Fill

Last but not least – a Jan 4th photo of our 15th Anniversary at the New Marconi Restaurant in Sault Ste Marie. 

Mo & John's 15th Anniversary

Snowmobilers – Trails will start to open up soon – Keep checking https://trails.evouala.com/ofsc/

January 1st – It’s extremely cold, and we haven’t had snow for quite a while. 

It’s a full time job feeding the Birds and Squirrels & we LOVE it!

Snow Gauge Wawa

January 1, 2018 Northern Lights

My New Year’s photo of a Dee in front of the Chalet turned out so cute that I had to make a puzzle out of it on jigidi.com

I still own top spot on the Leaderboard  🙂

Mo's Puzzles

Coywolf? We thought this fellow was too big to be a coyote. Information on Coywolves


He had places to go – Trotting right down the middle of Highway 17, and hopping off to the side to let the traffic by…. Then right back into the middle of the highway again…

December 24

We are working on the 2nd case!

December 24, 2017

Christmas Wishes from years past…. 

Christmas  2011


Northern Lights Motel Wawa Disaster

Christmas 2012


Christmas 1992

Wow – 3 Cases Buried this Christmas – I’m thinking 2004?

December 25 – 2004?

The last Christmas that we were opened for winter. This was such a treat! Eric, Lynne & the gang deep fried a turkey and fed us Christmas Dinner!

That may be the last Christmas Dinner we’ve had. lol



December 19, 2017

December 15

December 15 Snow Gauges over the years ~

December 15 Snow Gauge Wawa Northern Lights

December 15 Snow Gauges

(2010’s Snow Gauge was ploughed in (DOH!), and isn’t included in many of the comparisons for the 1st and 15th of the winter months. I did not have a Snow Gauge in 2015 & 2016).

December 15, 2004 – Back in the days when we were open in Winter.. Ahhhh… with the XXX Snow Gauge! Brings back so many fun memories!

December 15, 2004 Snow Gauge Wawa

December 15, 2006 – Not much snow…

December 15, 2006

Of course there always was a “Canyon Cam” in 2012

December 15 Canyon Cam Wawa Northern Lights

December 15, 2012


December 14 – It’s very cold and Wawa Lake is freezing over. Be sure to check out the Wawa Web Cams

Nutty and the Snow Gauge (3 Cases showing now)

December 12 Snow Wawa

December 12, 2017

It’s looking like winter at the Chalets!

December 12 Snow Wawa

December 12, 2017

My Whiskey Jack (Grey Jay) was looking so cute in the Mountain Ash tree. Don’t they look like little Dolphins?

December 12 Snow Wawa

December 12, 2015

Paul, our male Pine Grosbeak

Male Pine Grosbeak

Patti, our female Pine Grosbeak

Brent, a bunny that lives by the barn

An action shot of Whiskey Pete

The Railing is FILLED with little Goldfinches every morning

In 2003, I remember making silly photos for the Snow Cam on our Website. At that time, Paris and Nicole rose to fame, starring in “A Simple Life”. So I put them in our Hot tub. lol! 

I remember having Dave Letterman in our hot tub too. That must have been the same year when we had, “Oprah, Call Dave!”on our big sign out front. (I wish I had a photo of that!)

The Town of Wawa looks nice and snowy. It’s starting to look like Christmas! 

December 6, 2017

December 6, 2017

December 6, 2017

December 6, 2017

Oh, this one made me laugh! I am not even sure which cat it is. Maybe it’s Scooty? We always had to serve Triple XXX in the Bar for the Snowmobilers. 😀 But once we closed for winter, we never had our XXX Snow Gauge again. (1 Case buried this year.) 

December 6, 2004


No longer a Snow Gauge – It’s a Wind Gauge!

December 5 Snow Gauge Wawa

December 5, 2017

I knew better than to stack the gauge so early. But I we almost buried the Golf Cart on October 28, 2017! 

Wawa Snow October 28, 2017



Northern Lights Motel Wawa

December 1, 2017 Snow Gauge Wawa

December 1, 2017

Oh fun!! Memories of old Signage for the Snowmobilers. 😀 

Wawa Northern Lights Signage

Northern Lights Signage

Northern Lights Trail Signage Wawa


An old Advertisement we had on a Snowmobile Map

Wawa Northern Lights Ad

Oh – the Party Room and Hot Tub!! So many great times! 

Northern Lights Motel Memories

I started the Snow Cam on my Website in 2002 and enjoyed photographing all of our partying guests & putting them on our website. Oh, fun memories of the days when no one had a million pics of themselves on the internet. lol! 

Northern Lights Wawa Memories