Sunday, February 7, 2010

A Winter Wonderland

More snow, lots more snow. They threatened 24-36" on top of the 15" we received last weekend. I think we wound up with 8-10". The good news is that all the snow resulted in a 3-day weekend - whoohoo! Saturday my phone must have rang 5-6 times before noon, a sledding party was in the making. So with a little maneuvering, I made it out the door. Thankfully the main roads were clear... Our Street

The best place for sledding is 2-3 miles away at a now defunct golf course. It's a beautiful piece of property and has lots of great hills.
There were about 15 families from our church that met and we had an amazing time. Adults and kids were sledding off ramps and going airborne. There were a couple of college kids that crashed our party and provided us with quite a show. The snowboarder below and another guy on skis. The guy on skis would go down the hill off this ramp and do a back flip - it was amazing to watch. I tried to get him on camera but it all happened to quickly. A few brave sledders took the ramp as well.

A couple of my girlfriends trying out an old-fashioned toboggan - this thing flew but was heavy to carry back up the hill. The snow tubes seemed to be the most fun but there was no steering these babies - so everyone knew to watch out when they were barreling down the hill. There's another ramp the kids built off to the right and the inner tube would just sail over it - this particular hill and ramp was also the scene for many wipe outs, collisions, and sled overs (sleds toppling people and then riding over top of them.)

I couldn't resist showing this last picture. This is my friend's youngest daughter, she is 2 1/2 and just the cutest little thing.

I didn't join in the fun for the sake of my knee - I thought I could sled, but I knew my knee was not strong enough to get me back up the hill. I just hung out and socialized with friends and watched all the sledding. More snow is predicted for Wednesday and another storm next weekend - maybe by then I will be able to do some sledding myself.

I'll share some stitching in my next post. Thanks for stopping by to visit me, I just love all the comments.

Enjoy your Sunday and happy stitching!

Cari

17 comments:

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Oh, Cari! It looks like a FUN day! Sorry you couldn't take part in the sledding but best to protect that knee! My boys used to build ramps all the time to sled off of and had the best time! And yes, an old golf course is just the best place in the world to go sledding. Your friends dd is just too cute!

Stay warm and dry!

Margaret said...

Looks like you all had a great time! Glad you didn't have as much snow as predicted -- 8 to 10" is plenty IMO! lol! Sorry your knee wouldn't let you sled.

Snip said...

What a wonderful day! Thanks for sharing these photos. We have no snow right now in Vancouver!

Nancy said...

Beautiful snowy pictures, and the sledding looks like so much fun! Such an adorable little girl with her pink hat and mittens!

Catherine said...

What a fun time!

Deb said...

Cari - It looks like just the most fun time! I'm glad that you didn't participate! Definitely would not want to see anything happen to your leg!!! I have to agree that golf courses are some of the best places to sled.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Looks like you were all having a blast.

Alison said...

Oh wow that looks like so much fun! Wish I was there in the snow. Rain & high humidity here in Sydney, Australia. blech

Melissa said...

Oh, that reminds me when our son was little and my husband would take him out sledding. What fun that was. It's nice to enjoy the snow in that way! That little girl is so cute too!

Siobhan said...

I was wondering if you got a lot of the white stuff! My brother is in Falls Church & they are astonished at how much they got. Your friend's daughter is just a cutie patootie! Stay warm. Hunker down and stitch!

Anonymous said...

Great pictures, Cari! Looks like everyone had a blast! I'm sorry that you didn't sled, but it was probably best for your knee!

We picked up another 2 feet of the white stuff! No school today or tomorrow!

Stay warm!

Robin

Lois said...

Looks like everyone was having a lot of fun! I was wondering if you'd been tempted to give it a go, quite glad you didn't given that you're almost there with your knee!

The Scarlett House said...

I am so jealous, Cari. I used to love to go sledding. It looks like a fun day.

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

What a fun post not to mention the pic's make a person chill to the bone. I'm glad you knew to stay off the hill with a bad knee.
Be always in stitches.

Michelle said...

Wow! That looks like so much fun! Thanks for all the snow pics.

Kim B said...

That looks like fun! Sorry you couldn't participate. I hope you're recovered soon!

Kellie said...

That looks like amazing FUN!!
The amount of snow that you guys are getting is just unbelievable! Fun for sledding, but maybe not so fun overall?

Have a great weekend!