Monday, February 25, 2013

February Boardwalk

This year I thought we would take a year off skiing.  What with the trip to Australia at Christmas and Tristan's Minecraft club on Saturdays, and the dog rescue...I just didn't have the energy.  This weekend however it seemed that the stars aligned to make it happen.  We had no play rehearsals, great friends available to come, Minecraft cancelled (just this week), gorgeous weather and excited kids.

After a day of skiing, though the kids were exhausted.  Done.  Ready to curl up and play Minecraft, and write THE book! and the weekend was just beginning.  And it was so nice.  We sat around eating thick crusty slices of hot olive bread toast with cheese and dipping chocolate into our steaming coffees.  We laughed about learning to play Canasta.  We watched Oscar nominated films and walked out on the frozen lake to see if the fish were biting underneath all of that ice.

And on Sunday we ventured out to the boardwalk.  I love this boardwalk.  Even in the middle of winter it has its charm.  It was the first time I had visited it covered in snow.

OK, it was a little bleak.  I didn't enjoy it that much when it started sleeting.  But I did enjoy watching the boys have an adventure, sliding around, discovering trees eaten by beavers, beaver lodges, frozen swimming holes, and exploring under bridges and downed trees. And afterwards we were definitely ready to visit the bakery for more fresh bread and strawberry rhubarb pie.

1 comment:

  1. It was an awesome weekend! I feel so refreshed, thank you!

    Ha ha, lol, my entrance code to post a comment was, abooby