So on January 29th we waited for the kids to get off the bus, packed up the car and headed north to Smugglers Notch!
|Dinner at the Littleton Diner|
|Ready to head over to the slopes!|
|Ready to hit the slopes!|
|Charlie on a black diamond winter wonderland!|
|Ben showing off the gorgeous views on the diamond trails!|
|Post lesson selfie!|
|Ready to take some trails!|
|On the slopes!|
|These greens are bigger than anything Evan has ever skied on before, he was doing great but after this fall we went into EPIC tantrum mode. Eventually he snapped out of it and did great the rest of the day! I had to threaten to make a phone call to his friends mom who had been helping him at ski club! She wouldn't have been happy! Ha!|
|Inside the teepee!|
|Warming up after a full day of skiing!|
|I can't even...|
|Cole and Evan wait for their lesson time.|
|My mountain views - slopes all to myself!|
I realized very quickly at that point that if Cole stayed with me again, he was going to be bored. He was brave enough to try the bigger mountain and so he stayed with the others while Evan and I headed back to the smaller mountain. But before heading back we watched them all go up on the lift!
I was not looking forward to the trail back, it's very flat and I knew it would take a lot of work to get there. My legs were so tired by then that we decided to take a break and have some hot chocolate.
We got in one quick run before some of the other kids were back (David stayed behind to try a black diamond with Charlie and Ben). Evan wanted to take Maddie and Shaun to the teepee, since they had not seen it.
After the quick stop it was time to get back and head home. We changed at the car and had one last pit stop before the long drive home, though not nearly as long as our friends drive. Since we had to drive through our old stomping grounds, we decided to stop for dinner at one of our favorite places. It was a nice break from the car.
We had such a great time and we are already looking forward to next year doing it again. There has already been some discussion about where we go next time!
|Inside the teepe (no fire or cider today!)|