Let's face it, this winter in Lehigh Valley has been perfect for Bear Creek Mountain Resort, Blue Mountain Ski Area and for those with plow attachments on their pickup trucks. Unfortunately, I don't ski, and my little convertible can barely make it out of my ice covered driveway. I officially have cabin fever.

Luckily there are plenty of local indoor attractions to keep even the most active families busy. Lehigh Valley Grand Prix and Lehigh Valley Laser Tag are perfect examples. I wish they were around when my son was a "tween".

For those wanting to embrace the seasonal cold temperatures might I suggest a visit to the Lehigh Valley Zoo. They don't "close for the season" like golf courses, and many of the animals you hardly see move in the heat of the summer are quite active, enjoying the fact that they don't have to shovel.

What I really want to catch this weekend is the SnowBlast Winter Festival in Emmaus which runs tonight from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. You can check out their schedule of activities here. I've heard their ice bar features "Main Street Icetinis" as well as warm spiced wine, lager and soft drinks.

Truth be told, I really hope that famous Pennsylvania rodent was correct in his prediction of an early spring. In the mean time, I have another great cure for cabin fever planned. You'll just have to wait for my next post to see what it is.