Not this year. No sir. Why we even went sledding. I dusted off my nearly antique sled, waxed the runners and took off. We bundled up and went over to Ashley's to sled on their street. Unfortunately, since I said we wouldn't be able to go sledding by 11 a.m. they made other plans. [pouty face]. They did stay and sled for about 20 min. before they really had to leave. They said "Go to Mt. Carmel". There is a hill there beside the church that is just the best for sledding. We weren't first. There were lots of kids (big and little if you know what I mean). We were among the "big" ones. My sled did OK, but it is made more for street sledding where the snow is really packed down and slick. This hill was snow-covered grass but it had been semi-packed by the tube sleds. Those are great, by the way. We borrowed one for a few trips down the hill, and it was a wild ride. You end up spinning around and flying down the hill backwards. It leveled out to a flat straight away and some tall grass before you go into the woods. Such fun.
Later I paid for that fun with sore muscles over the entire body. I'm not too old for this. Repeat. I'm not too old for this. I have recovered and would do it again except now all we have is white slush, and we are engulfed in a cold rain.
Here are some more pics from the last snow on Sunday after the sun came out. Compare with these. What a difference the sun makes!
|View from the front door.|
|Street view looking left.|
|Street view looking right.|
Here is what it looks like today. We got about 2.5 inches of snow overnight, and the road was snow covered about 7 a.m., and then the rain started. These were taken around 11:30.
|Today's view from the front door.|
|Slushy footprints on the sidewalk.|