On Wednesday the whole school took a sledding trip after lunch. It was the first day that we have been able to see the sun above the mountains, which is surely a cause for celebration!
It was a brisk -29 degrees when we headed out to sled, but none of the kids complained about the cold.
Gretchen piled on a sled with a group of girls....
We got a big push, and away we went! Rocketing down the hill and out across the frozen lake. We were sledding on trails packed by snow machines, so we went really fast! By the bottom of the hill our eyelashes were frozen together and we were squinting to see!
The kindergartner at our school keeps up with all the big kids.
Sam's middle school boys had some daring runs and some pretty fantastic crashes.
Check out the view from the top! Hiking back up the hill in layers and layers of clothing is always a challenge, but it is a good way to stay warm.
Hold on! Don't forget to hold on! He was laughing by the time he reached the bottom, but the look on his face at this moment is sheer terror!
It isn't a resort, but the sledding hill was long enough for a few turns.
To warm up we built a fire and roasted a few marshmallows. At 30 below everything freezes! We stabbed sticks into rock hard frozen marshmallows and let them toast over the fire for quite awhile before they became soft. I had never roasted frozen marshmallows before!
Sam, our photographer, poses for a self portrait. He took some runs down the hill too, but since he had the camera we didn't get any pictures of him on the sleds.
We were out for almost two hours and the kids would have stayed out longer if we had let them! It was a blast!