Monday, July 30, 2012

Snowballs in July

Yesterday we made a spontaneous decision to take a day trip up to Mount Baker in Washington.  Erik and I unanimously agreed that our family was overdue for an outing.

Erik and I had been up there once before - years ago - and although we expected some snow, we definitely didn't remember there being this much snow last time around...

 Even the bathroom was immersed in a giant snowbank.

 But it was sunny and 16 degrees - a beautiful day.

Unfortunately I made a very poor choice in footwear... (honestly, I didn't expect I'd be climbing up 3-storey-high snowbanks!)

 But numb toes and flip-floppy grip on the snowy trails didn't stop me from climbing high up where we could get a 360 view of the surrounding mountains.  There were lots of people up there with sleds and even skis and snowboards having a blast on all that snow.

We didn't have a sled, so we made snowballs instead.

Micah's look of satisfaction after hitting his target.

The target:

All in all, a beautiful day for a summer drive and a bit of winter fun :)

Note to self:  Come back soon.  Bring sled.

Oh... and don't forget boots.


KDees said...

Awesome! What a great family outing!!!

Anonymous said...

Awesome pictures! I love the shades on K-Shmoo.

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Anonymous said...

Wow! That looks like fun!

Bonnie said...

Gorgeous! I am sad to say that I lived THAT close to Mt. Baker for 8 YEARS and have still never gone. We'll have to try to get there when we're home on MINA.
Great pictures!

Trev and Rebekah said...

Looks like fun. I often wanted to go there when we lived in BC.

GSFALK said...

Looks like a great day. Now I'll blog about ours, also a great day... you'll see the contrast!