Monday, February 21, 2011

Maine Day 4... Day 829 21FEB11

It was snowing this morning when we woke up! The boys ran to the window to look outside and got real quiet for a few seconds. They thought it was really cool. It only snowed for a couple of hours which was just perfect. We had breakfast watching the snowfall outside the window by our table and then headed off to do some morning activities. At 10:45 we met up outside to load up and head to Shawnee Peak to go skiing! The boys and Renee have never been skiing before and I was Jarrod's age the last time I strapped some ski's on so it was going to be an interesting day. We got our gear and then headed out after getting suited up to get some lessons. We started as a group and as we progressed we moved off with our own people. I got a great young man named Collin who although he was only 12 had been skiing since he was 2. He was a fantastic instructor and had me skiing pretty quickly. After he thought I was ready we jumped on the lift and headed up to the top of the bunny slope. Jarrod was with me at the same time and we headed down together. It was a great ride and we made it to the bottom without too much trouble. Joshua, no big surprise, took to skis like a duck to water and did great. Renee was doing great until she fell on the same arm twice in a row and strained her shoulder so she didn't take a run down the slopes.  After we took a break Joshua became my ski buddy and we spent the rest of the afternoon carving up the slopes. It was a great time and the boys loved skiing. It got bitterly cold by the time we were wrapping things up and it was 19 with a stiff wind when we left to head back to camp. The ride back to camp was a chance for us to thaw out a bit and realize we were pretty darn hungry. Luckily dinner was waiting when we got back. The temperature this evening was -4 with the wind chill so the boys got their wish to feel below  zero temps while were here. I am sure we will all sleep like rocks tonight and I am also sure we will all be a bit sore and stiff when we wake up, but it was worth it :)


Jamie(Sister) said...

I am Soo Jealous Joshua!!! That's is super cool Bug!!! And you got to wake up to snow falling!!! I am so happy that you all had an amazing time up there. :-)You all got to do things that you've never done before and you and Jarrod have quite the skiers for the first time :-) I can't wait to hear about everything!! Hope moms arm feels better soon and hope you guys have a safe trip home tomorrow. I'm so glad you called me tonight bug :-) I didn't know you took your phone with you. But glad you did. We love you guys tons and see you soon

ps sleep tight tonight

Nonna said...

Hey Snuggle Monkey,

I am delighted you got to see snow fall! It is one of the most incredible sights (and sound). Looks like skiing was tons of fun. And I am glad you got to experience the temperature below freezing.

Keep kickin butt Mighty Warrior. You are my Champion.

Tons of Love, Hugs and Kisses,