By Sunday morning the snow had stopped falling and we were greeted with blue skies and sunshine. The temperature was a balmy 2 degrees (to everyone else in these parts that would be a balmy 36 degrees) so we decided to load all the wet weather gear and the sled into the car and go play in the snow.
Our destination was Lost River State Park in West Virginia, yet another wonderfully equipped recreational area a short drive from home in Winchester. Driving into the park after two days of steady snow fall was like driving into a winter paradise. Little log cabins nestled amongst the snowy trees, trails for hiking and horse riding, heated public toilets, a great playground and lots of super powdery snow on the ground.
What I loved about today was how, for an adult, snow does wonders for bringing out one’s inner child. Coming from a city where snowfall is incredibly rare I get a real kick out of being in the snow and soon we were all immersed in play – throwing sticks at the frozen water in an attempt to break the ice; trying to pelt each other with snowballs; barrelling down the hills on our trusty plastic sled; rolling around on the ground making snow angels; there was even a spot of gymnastics!
Click here to check out some video of Olive and Edie hitting the slopes.
Richard channelled his inner botanical photographer and got some great arty snow shots.
We finished with a good old snow ball fight. I know I probably shouldn’t utter these words in our liberated age, but I completely throw like a girl and couldn’t hit anything. Although, having said that, Richard wasn’t too flash either!
We are heading away this weekend to hopefully do a wee bit of skiing (gulp) and to celebrate my birthday. Poor Olive now has to wait a good three months before there is another celebration in our household!
Take care everyone. Missing you all and sending lots of love xxx