This is the first year we’ve ever gone anywhere for Spring break. Last year at this time, I was drowning with a newborn and kids home from school for spring break. This year, we’re in a much more manageable position. We went to Utah in search of snow and we found it…barely.
The 12 hour drive could easily go down as one of our most miserable drives. The forces of nature were against us. Traffic, miserable kids, more traffic, car sickness, throwing up, tired kids who wouldn’t sleep…not our best moments. But once we pulled into my brother’s driveway, we had a week of fun and adventure and we nearly forgot about the awful drive…until we were packing up back in the car to come home. Luckily the drive home was an average drive without any major hiccups.
The first day, we went in search of snow. Utah has had an unseasonably warm spring and most the snow had melted. We drove up Ogden canyon until the road closure for the winter and we found more than enough snow to suit our needs. We rented snowmobiles for the afternoon and shuttled kids to the top of rather large hills for them to sled down and then we’d shuttle them back to the top. Between sledding and building forts, the kids were entertained for hours.
The nice thing about spring snow is it ends up being warm enough you don’t need heavy jackets. Cannon couldn’t figure out why he was so warm yet every time he took his gloves off and touched the snow, his hands were cold! He’s still trying to figure this stuff out.
Hallie and her cousin won the award for most trips down the mountain. These mountains are for snowmobiles, so they’re not little hills. They were flying.
Steve and I took a couple turns down the large mountain. It was ridiculously fun.
Bennett did a few runs down the mountain – but he really just wanted to play in the snow or ride on the snowmobile.
He was happy – until he tried taking his coat off without taking his gloves off. He’s got a short fuse sometimes!
The first day of spring break was so great, we could’ve stopped right there. But we didn’t! 🙂