After the first big snow in our new town, our boys begged...
Can we please buy some sleds and go sledding, please, please, pleaaaasse!
Because we don't like beggars, we promptly said- NO you little baby beggars!!!!
HA HA HA!!!
Yah right. Of course, we went out and bought some new sleds and went in search of a good sledding hill. But, this was no easy mission. They were either too short, too steep, had serious rocks or were being used as a roadway for vehicles.
We finally gave up and just decided to take the boys up to the ski resort where we knew there were some decent hills that leveled out. We were very thoughtful and went up a little after 4pm when the lifts close. We really didn't bother the skiers at all. The boys only took out one small girl in pink on new skis for the first time and ( my child in question was going down for the first time and ended up going backward and felt very bad for the little girl- she was fine), made a few people dart out of the way and only nearly cracked their heads open on the racks for the skis a few times.
It was all really relatively harmless.
However, there was this nagging suspicion I had that there was a sledding place nearby, it was just out of our reach.
When I inquired of some other mothers this weekend at a birthday party, I was told
Just make a turn at the cemetery, go to the end of the road, down by the railroad tracks to Veteran's somethingerather.
Yes, I am most assuredly living in a small town now.
Make a turn at the cemetery??
Here is my car parked at the Sledding Spot.
You see the train tracks behind it and Whitefish Ski Resort?
The sledding hill faces the ski mountain if you are wondering where it is.
When we got there, the boys did some serious consideration about this new sledding hill.
It was not to be taken lightly.
It must be studied carefully to be conquered correctly.
This one was thinking the hardest about it.
I mean, it was cold
but he had some amazing air to catch on his sled!
He couldn't let Jackie Boy be the only one flying through the air
and spinning out
laughing the whole way!
Toots actually was the one who climbed all the way to the top and went down first. He flew high in the air, flipped over and lost his boots, then slid down the lower hill. I hadn't gotten my camera out yet, but it was hilarious.
He never did go back up to the top again.
The snow was a little hard and crunchy for that kind of action.
Here he is on a more delicate ride.
Mister Luke loves speed and got going pretty good
and caught a some air, boots flying high
and came down grinning ear to ear.
But then he and Toots tried another hill, and this is how they landed.
Toots came up smiling but,
turned into this face.
Once he got up, he said
That hurt, but it was awesome!
He was not so sure about going to school like this, but HH told him to tell everyone he caught some major air on his sled and wiped out. He says the kids are like the paparazzi, surrounding him and asking him about his face.
He is just eating up all the attention.
So we left the sledding hill for another day, happy finally to know where to find it.