Yesterday we visited Toledo Zoo in the evening to view the Christmas and New Year special lightings and decor. The entire tour inside the zoo was conducted in open air and with temperature dipping below 18F, the air was so chilly only comparable to the inside temperature of a freezer. I was properly bundled up from head to toe in few layers of clothing but as if that were not sufficient enough, air penetrated through my jeans and jacket reaching my bones. It was one of the bone-rattling experiences you might say as I was chilled to the bone, hook, line and sinker and could feel my muscles getting numb. Quickly for half an hour we took shelter inside a cafe located at the zoo, and then I came out sipping hot chocolate purporting to keep my body warm. Usually, I am not the kind to drink anything bubbling hot. I usually let my drinks come down to lukewarm temperature before allowing myself the first sip. Having the centre of my tongue singed couple of times by drinking very hot tea or coffee has turned me super cautious while drinking something just out of the oven. But in a terribly cold weather, gurgling down a hot drink seemed so soothing for throat, tongue and every nerve running through my body.
After a nerve freezing walk around the zoo, my hands and legs stiff from numbness took at least an hour to restore its normalcy; it was like I was a frozen 'murgi' (chicken) thawing in normal temperature....lol