ESCAPE to the Snow

Hi All,

Not sure what’s taken me so long here to send a report.  We’ll call it my busy work schedule…

Anyway, we made it to the snow.  We were headed to Boreal to pay through the nose because there was no snow anywhere.  And then the storm came…

We were treated to a charter bus, all our chaperones relaxing as we headed up to the mountains, and the kids filled with anticipation.  We knew it was snowing, but of course, did not have a good handle on what current road conditions might be.  The kids’ reaction was great as we watched them see the first signs of snow–many for the very first time.  You can see it in our video here:

But as we headed further up the Interstate, things slowed to a halt.  The freeway was being closed.  And all traffic had to exit.  There was no room for a bus to wait at the exit, so we headed back east and exited at Blue Canyon.  There was a nice little clearing, so we decided not to wait for the freeway to re-open.  We pulled out all our stuff, and decided to make a day of it there.

The snow was so fantastic.  Soft, light, quiet, fresh powder.  Great for snowballs, rolling massive ‘avalanche’ boulders, snowball fights, snow angels, snowmen, all the best parts of playing in fresh snow.  Snow on all the evergreens.  Looked great with our new green and white shirts!  Kids explored, did all the fun stuff, built mini hills to sled down, and had a grand time.  Melissa Lau cooked up our lunch for us–chili dogs and hot chocolate, and we saved ourselves a chunk of change not making it to the tubing resort.  So despite the trial, we had an amazing day, and were grateful for the experience.

Back down the hill, we made our usual stop in Auburn at In’N’Out.  We rented Big Hero 6 for our evening entertainment (“Are you satisfied with your service?”).  Then a quick visit to the capitol in Sacramento.

Such a great experience for all of us.  Even a treat for those of us who’ve been to the snow many times.  It’s been sunny and warm most of the past several years.  This was definitely a treat.  Enjoy the photos, check out the slideshow video if you have a minute, and we’ll talk to you again soon!