This weekend we actually headed out of town on Saturday and left Henry with my mom for the day so we could fit in a bit of skiing. With plenty of bottles on hand and instructions for his typical routine, I knew he was in good hands with grandma.
While the forecast was less than ideal for the mountain, we decided to just do it because we don't always have an open day and childcare. And it seems that with snow sports, if you don't do something when you want to do it, you might completely miss doing it that season.
Luckily, our closest ski mountain is a little over an hour away making it an easy drive. The weather was pretty questionable, pouring rain until we got within 15 min or so of the mountain where it turned into big, wet flakes.
With the dumping snow and a bit of wind, we opted to buy a pass for just 2 hours so we wouldn't be forced to ski all day in crappy conditions. Because once you pay $$ for a full day lift ticket, it feels like a sin to quit more than an hour before the lifts close.
Thank you manfriend for being willing to pose for my photos. ;)
Our first run wasn't so bad and we even got a glimpse of sun for a few brief moments, but after that it was a lot of blurry, powdery runs with low visibility and icy snow pelting the face.
Two happy parents trying to remember how to ski again
While it wasn't a perfect day in terms of weather, it definitely made both of us want to come back soon and do it again. I even have visions of carrying Henry in our hiking backpack on a clear day and snowshoeing for a few miles. We'll see...
In other weekend news, I spend a few hours cooking food Friday night - veggie lasagna for my parents and this 10-spice soup. We also got to see our good friends' new baby boy (so tiny and cute) and did a bit of cleaning of our attic/storage space (yikes). And I got a 40 minute run in while it poured rain this morning! All in all, a great weekend.
What was the highlight of your weekend?