Saturday, December 29, 2007

Sno Rodeo!

Well, the annual Sno Rodeo is in full swing! Elmbrook came up on Dec. 27th and we actually had snow this year to welcome them! The kids and I spent most of the day at camp today. We first went cross-country skiing, then tubing and then to Campgrounds (the coffee shop) to greet past staff and warm up. I realize times aren't what they used to be. There are kids out doing stuff, but the ski trails were fairly empty, the tubing hill only had a few but the coffee shop and dining hall were pretty full! When I first came to Fort, you weren't sure if you could fit in cross-country skiing because there may not be enough skis available. Now, we're not sure if we can sit down and have a coffee, but the trails were empty. Interests are sure changing! I encourage any families coming up to get the kids out on the trails and in nature. It was great exercise and they can learn a lot.

Skiing
Off we go...

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Kyle is doing great...

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Sammie was too...except this fall.

...and Rolling
Rolling down the hill after tubing

Snow Angel
Sammie the Snow Angel

1 comment:

Kelly said...

I couldn't agree with you more on the "get out and ski" sentiment!!! I have downhill skiied for years, but my first taste of cross country was at FORT three years ago. Wow, I love the workout that it is - not to mention the close call with nature.

It does instill endurance, because you have to keep going to get back, and the satisfaction afterwards - priceless.....
I'm totally hoping to get my cabin of girls out on the trails in two weeks time.