Saturday, December 20, 2008

Sleds and snowballs

We drove a few minutes to the snow today. We hit a few "Road Closed" signs and had to change our route, but eventually we hit a good place with untouched snow.
We knew the area well (it's a great little dirt-biker place that we used to frequent) and we drove off-road for a 1/2 mile or so to the perfect place. E3 wasn't interested in sledding. He was content throwing snowballs at everyone and building a snowman.
The girls, on the other hand, loved sledding down the hill. The hill was steep, so I went first.
It brought back a lot of memories. As a child, I would go sledding almost every day in the winter. All I needed was a heavy frost. I don't think that I've ever mentioned the time that I hit a frozen cowpie with my face. I had abrasions all over my face, but I was still glad that it was frozen and not fresh.
Today was different. The snow was deep (but not too deep) and just the right combination of fluffy and sticky.
Great memories were made today.


Buck said...

Isn't it NICE to be able to drive to the snow, play in it, and then get back to decent weather... all in the same day?

Only in SoCal! (Well, maybe elsewhere, too. But not many places.)

I haven't been sledding in years but I have fond memories of doing so in my childhood as well, Susan. Never did hit a cowpie, tho. ;-)

ABW said...

How fun!!! I'd love to take the kids out sledding. Maybe I could just send them to you? LOL

Susan said...

Buck, it's times like that that remind me of why I live here :)

ABW, come on over! :)