First of all, Happy New Year! to all my friends and family. May this be a year filled with goodness for you all!
Even though it was terribly awkward taking pictures while snowmobiling, I did manage to take more than I had thought!
Thursday was our last day at the park. When we awakened, we were shocked at how cold it was outside! Everything was covered in a pretty substantial frost, and as we walked to the restrooms, the snow made that unmistakably “yesitissocoldthe snowis CRUNCHINGunderourfeet” sound! Cold or not, Mark wanted to make the most of our last day out. We were off before 8 am!
Funny, but for all the photos I took, I didn’t get one of our cabin! I took a couple inside the cabin, but none outside! This photo was of the sky, but the cabin in the photo was directly across from us and was exactly like ours. We had chosen a handicap-accessible cabin and it was so nice. Mark could roll the wheelchair right in from outside and onto the concrete floor! The floor bothered me…it was so cold and sterile, but we never had to worry about tracking snow across it!
The kids had pulled a huge icicle off the side of the cabin. It was at least three feet long! Ben placed it, pointed end up in a snowbank just outside the door!
There was an area near a picnic location with a big open hill. It looked like many people had played on their snowmobiles there, and Ben and Mark had previosly checked it out. Mark encouraged me to have a look and the view of the enchanted Mountains was….well, I guess the word would have to be awesome.
Since the windshield is more of device to direct airflow over my head than to actually *see* through, this crazy frost didn’t bother my vision. But, you can see how cold it really was!
No picnicking any time soon….
We came to the conclusion that when the groomer does up the trails, he or she must usher snow into the covered bridge as the base was really thick!
Okay, so you have seen ho much fun we have had, riding at the park. It was astronomical! I cannot remember when I have enjoyed anything so much. But I love the winter! Being out in the cold is of no consequence in snowmobile clothes, either. Several times, I unzipped the front zipper on my jacket as I was getting too warm. However…….
being a bit claustraphobic, it took a great deal of courage on my part to realize I was not going to stop breathing by placing all this gear on my head!!! I actually breathed through my mouth, every now and then gasping. When it warmed up, I would also uncover my nose and that felt so good!
I miss the park. I love living rustically, but I must admit, I did miss my computer time! I wish we could find a property in the snowbelt and build a simple cabin there. The kids loved snowmobiling as much as Mark and I did! We traveled to a small town about 9 miles from our cabin for gas and oil on Thursday. Since Mark’s sled is a two-up, I rode on the back on the way to the town and Michelle rode on the back on the return trip.
In case I haven’t mentioned it, this snowmobiling s such good clean fun!