Saturday, February 6, 2016

Ski Season Begins for Us

Both kids joined the ski club this year. They missed the first trip because we were attending the musical downtown that I previously wrote about. The second trip was canceled due to cold weather. So on the 29th when they had a day off from school, Mike took the day off too and we headed to Spirit Mountain in Duluth for a day on the slopes.

We were up early. It is about a 2.5 - 3 hour drive depending on weather or traffic. Jake caught a picture of the sky that started off our day.

We arrived just as Spirit Mountain opened. We had a quick bite at McDonald's and hit the slopes. It was an extremely full day of skiing, but the weather was great! It was definitely not too cold and we were able to go for long periods of time before feeling like we had to take a break to warm up.

The views are always pretty looking over Lake Superior! One of the best parts though was that hardly anyone was skiing. Shakopee had a day off from school for end of semester. Most other schools had the following Monday off. There were hardly any lines to wait through and just gave us more time skiing!

We were there all day. At about 6pm it started to snow in little pellets, but that quickly turned to rain. Freezing rain. It wasn't that cold, but as soon as it hit our jackets or goggles it turned to ice. After two runs of battling this with or without wearing goggles (both situations were miserable) we decided to call it a day and head home.

The drive home took a little longer due to inclement weather conditions. Thankfully my dad had come over a couple times during the day to let Sadie out and fed her so when we got home at 11pm we were all out like lights!

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