Tuesday, March 25, 2008

I said enjoy yourself damn it!

Winter Park/Mary Jane.
Ten Skiers.
Five Days.
Ages Nine to Sixty Nine.
All Related.
By Blood.

It turns out that if teenagers have ten days of Spring Break and you make them leave town for seven of them? They get cranky. And if you make them get up at the crack of 7:15 every day because you paid a bunch of money for the by god lift tickets and you want to ski the whole damn day? They drag their feet and grumble. BUT, family is family damn it so you'd better suck it up and enjoy they made the best of it.

As an aside, we really did have a good time. The snow was terrific and Sib #4 joined us for the first time in over ten years. This is the the view from the bottom of Parsenn Bowl at Mary Jane just before you start down the glade trails. The view from the top of the bowl, elevation 12, 060 feet, is breathtaking. (We drive over Berthoud Pass to get there and the elevation at the tip top of the pass is only 11,307 feet.) It's also cold and windy as all get out. Due to the risk of frostbite and hypothermia, I have no pictures from the top.

But I digress, it's really all about the children. We met up with them in the afternoons for a beer glass of wine hot chocolate.

We played Scrabble and Sorry and went to the hot tub to soak aching muscles. The cousins went t-shirt shopping together, can you tell?

They loved this!
(Grandpa hates it if they don't use their poles and TURN!)

If you hold your brother/cousin by his ankles it's easier to read his shirt.

So no, no fun at all. Next year? We might leave them at home.


Tootsie Farklepants said...

I would have killed for a ski trip as a teenager! We couldn't afford it. Besides, my mother is allergic to cold. She must be because she would never take us anywhere that was less than 70 degrees. But I was always jealous of the kids who took those trips over school breaks.

DaisyJo said...

It looks beautiful, but COLD!

Karen said...

I love the shirts! Looks like you guys had a great time.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

My teenagers will let you take them! They just started snowboarding this year and they are smitten.

Mrs. G. said...

Great t-shirts! I especially love the one that requests snow removal.