Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Snowshoeing and snowboarding attemps...

On January 2nd, everyone left us. Jeff's parents and aunt left to go back home and when they left, Jeff went with them. They dropped him off at the airport since he had to be in Las Vegas all week for work.

Before they left, Jeff got in one last morning of skiing with the kids. However, Alex had his worst skiing wipeout ever! He crashed so badly that ski patrol actually got involved and insisted on checking him out! Thank goodness for helmets though! He has dents in his helmet from where his skis hit his head. Thankfully, he was just shook up and there were no injuries. Without the helmet, it would have been so much worse.

After everyone had left, the kids and I decided to go out on an adventure. But first Alex had to try the new snow...

And then Clara did too...

They were calling it "dippin' dot" snow since it was snowing little round balls of snow!

We went over and rented snowshoes and decided to go out trekking across the golf courses there at Crystal Mountain....

Alex was the first to go down...I was next... but much later. It's a little tricky going down steep little hills while wearing snowshoes :-)
Here's a little video of our adventure (and the "dippin' dot" snow)...

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As you can see, the weather was pretty rough, so we decided to head back home. It was really fun though!

In addition to the ski lessons they had gotten for Christmas, they also got snowboard lessons as well. Their lessons were the next morning, but you could pick up your rental equipment after 7:00 the night before. The kids thought that they would be naturals and wanted to get some practice in before their lessons the next day.

I'm not sure things went as planned...

video

It's deceiving... Clara looks like she got the hang of it right way, but that was so not the case. She had some pretty "epic" wipeouts, I just happened to miss them all with the flip! :-)

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