Saturday, February 05, 2011

Winter Adventure - Towada Horse Park

We decided to head out to Towada Horse Park to see if the slide were open. Other adventures at the horse park and directions are here and here.  It was a warm day.  The roads were great until we turned into the driveway of the park.....glad Mike was driving. The kids said they would have gotten out and walked if I'd been driving. ::snort::  We knew the slides would probably be closed, but it was fun to see the park in its winter finery. 

Our refuge from prior downpours....
 Even this guy was wearing winter boots
 Sleigh rides complete with tea and ramen.....
We hiked as high up the mountain/roads as we could and then the kids sled all the way down to the park area...great fun. 

We headed over to the area where a Japanese family was sledding. We were the only ones on the hill.....perfect. We were able to watch how they used these peculiar pieces of bamboo. 

To the delight of our examples, we got some to try for ourselves....some of us did anyway...Nolan was a natural.

 When the mom and daughter next to us tried to double up - so did the boys. ::snort:: 
 Arielle took the prize today for most spectacular biffs and snow burns. 

It's been nearly a year since Mike left for Afghanistan and three months since he's been home. We're still so very thankful to have him home.  He makes every outing much more fun. 

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berrypatch said...

Great sledding/winter fun photos! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Sis: Beautiful....both the weather and family fun. love/prayers - Dad/Mom T.

Renee said...

Looks like a very fun day

Kristine said...

I never fail to be surprised all over again every time I see all of your snow. I love the blue sky with it! What a fun day; very nice to have such a place to go sledding. And that sleigh was so interesting, enclosed!

Cynthia said...

So glad he's home to enjoy all these activities with you this time.