Thursday, February 16, 2012

Mountains

We enjoyed a few days in the mountains last weekend and got to spend a little time with just our little family.  When we left Thursday, the weather was reporting snow, sleet and rain from here all the way to the mountains.  We were in rain for about 15 minutes and never saw any other form of precipitation the rest of the way!

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This was the first glimpse of snow we saw finally

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We rented Landry ski’s again this time but he wanted no part of riding the ski lift after he saw it when we took him to the mountain, so we just played around the cabin.

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Ansley even got to ski for the first time!

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The slopes lit up for night skiing

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We celebrated Ansley’s 18 month birthday our last night there, so we got to enjoy some cookies!

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Sunday morning as we were getting ready to leave, it started to snow

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About 45 minutes after it started snowing, we left the cabin and there was as least 3-4 inches of fresh snow.  It was coming down so hard you could basically see only the back of the vehicle in front of you.

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The road through the canyon was slick and at one point I really thought we were going to end up in the river, but luckily Chris didn’t freak out like I was and quickly got everything under control.  There was a huge line of cars in front and behind us, so it took us awhile to get through there.

But by the time we got out of the canyon and made it to Cimarron, this is what we saw!  No snow whatsoever!

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We had perfect weather until we got almost home when we got into sleet.  I-40 was horrible.  There had been several wrecks and it was at a complete stand still.  After about 20 minutes of not moving, we went off-roading through the ditch to the access road.  This was the trucks we were behind which were several miles behind the wreck and there were cars and trucks behind us for miles as well.

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Needless to say, we made it home safely thank goodness! 

What a great little vacation!

I have several fun video’s to share of the kids skiing, but as usual I hate YouTube.  I’ll try to post them soon.

Hope everyone had a fabulous Valentine’s Day! I know I did!

3 comments:

Diane said...

Looks like y'all had a great time. Your mom sent me the video of the kids skiing. Their doing good on the skis.

Kimberly Grantham said...

the kids look so cute in their snow gear! I loved the video of them skiing...your mom sent it. Glad you guys made it back safe. I would have been freaking out.

Courtney said...

What a fun trip. I love that you are starting your kids out early skiing.

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