Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Weekend Recap

We had a wintry weekend!  No school for the kids but Q went to the Y for the morning.  He wanted to show his friend his sunglasses but he hadn't arrived yet, so I took a photo and sent it to the friend's mom so she could show him.  E was at home and I had him make some muffins.

We drove to Huntsville and could not get over the snow they had up north. It was so pretty!

We stayed at the Hidden Valley Resort and checked out their pool.  It was too cold for me to go in, but the boys had a dip.  One of E's ski teammates was there too.

Then we met a few kids and their parents for dinner.  I missed one of the, he had leaned back and I didn't notice he wasn't in the photo until later.

It was a cold morning but E was ready to go. 

Team meeting at the top.

E is on the right with the white helmet.

A view of the race course from the bottom

And from the top.  I was helping to run coats (meaning I skied the racers coats down the hill since most don't wear their coats for the race, but they need them as soon as they are done, especially in -15 degrees Celsius).

E arriving at the top for his second run.

He's at the far right, lining up to race.

The person in front of him fell, so that meant E had to redo his second run.  He ended up in 16th place overall, his best race yet!! 

After that we had lunch and I decided to do a few more runs on my own. 

After the medal presentation we went back to our hotel room and relaxed.  It was so nice!

Meanwhile Q and Dave had driven to our regular hill for Q's race.  

We went out for supper in Huntsville that night.

The next morning we got up early to drive to our regular hill.  It was such a pretty drive.

A perfect day for skiing.  We were warmly bundled up and not bothered by the cold and we really enjoyed the snow conditions. 

We arrived home around 4:30 and got everything put away.  We watched the football game and played Monopoly and then early to bed for all of us!



  1. Winter is absolutely not my favourite but those views of the drive sure are beautiful! Especially with the sunrise. And way to go E on doing so well!

  2. That sounds like such a wonderful weekend!

  3. What a fantastic weekend! The views look so pretty with all the snow and well done to the boys on their races! I love the dinner you guys had. I imagine you all must have been starving after so much fun skiing.