We don’t always have some some grandiose ambition when we head out the door. We mostly just want to be outside and we enjoy being together. Today our goal was simple – go for a walk. I knew sorta where I wanted to go, so we got everyone suited up and off we went. We have the (huge) benefit of the outdoors being in our backyard. It was about a 3 min car ride to get there! We started on Cemetery By-pass trail, then Eco-terrorist and a loop back on What’s up Doc. Simple pimple. 8 kids, some adults, a child backpack, two sleds and the kids made the fun up as we went.
It was snowing as we walked, and the crystal’s were awesome. Some of the best I have seen with the naked eye. The kids were oohing & aahing over them, and I was wishing that I had a macro lens! Even with just a zoom lens they turned out pretty cool.
It’s snowing heavier…..
And now the downhill fun begins! The kids took turns being the passenger, and their partner was responsible for helping them to slide in control, downhill, through the tree’s. The non-sliders ran to keep up….. It’s slippery out here!
And then we found a natural bobsled course. Slick glassy ice weaving down the trail through the trees. They spent at least a half hour sliding down and then running back up and would have spent much longer if we didn’t call them away.