What that means, of course, is that there's new research to be done. In the League series, my heroine, Bea Cartwright, owns a B&B on South Bass Island in Lake Erie. I didn't get all the way there (about an hour and a half to the west of where I live) but this weekend, headed in the other direction to a B&B on the shores of Lake Erie.
Take a look! Bad enough to see that much ice and snow from the mainland, imagine looking at it from an island and realizing that unless you fly out, you're staying put until the lake thaws.
In the name of research, we also visited a number of the wineries in the area. Hey, one of the ladies in the League owns a winery on the island, the least I could do was include her in my research, right?
Ah, the things writers do for their books!