The last weekend in January, BecBec flew up and we went to Massanutten Ski Resort for a few days. This was the first time the boys have skiied and I think they did pretty good for a first time. Of course, I called too late to get them signed up for ski school but I was able to get them private 2-hour lessons.
The condo had the biggest jacuzzi tub that I've ever seen. A family of 5 could easily fit in there. The boys loved it and ended every night with a long soak.
BecBec hung with Collins on Saturday while we hit the slopes.
Getting ready to go. I was talking to Hughes and said, "this is the day that we go skiing". And Hughes said, "but not real skiing, right?". I wasn't sure where we were heading with this so I asked him what "real" skiing was. He said that it was going down a mountain dodging flags. I think he thought I was entering him in a slalom race!
I didn't take my camera on the slopes and my iphone camera stopped working on this trip. So, you'll just have to believe me when I say the boys did awesome and were wanting to go back and do it again.
If it didn't cost an arm and leg then we would probably do it again this winter.
Family shot on Snow Tubing Day.
BecBec and the boys.
Hughes and I with the tubes.
Hughes and I dominating David and Banks.
Hughes only went down a few times as he said it hurt his bottom. He hung with Collins and BecBec throwing snowballs. Sadly, David had to leave to go back to DC after snow tubing.
On Monday, we hit the indoor waterpark. Lots of fun. The big boys loved the freedom I gave them. The entire water park was only 3.5 feet deep.
BecBec found them on the lazy river here.
Collins did this frog slide a million times.
On Tuesday the weather started to warm up and it was 65 degrees outside so we hit the playground for a quick play and then a hike.
This was coming down the "shortcut" that Hughes found. I'm 100% positive that he led us off a cliff to come down from the top of our hike. Here is BecBec skiing down. She's got mad skills.
We left Massanutten on Wednesday morning and stopped at Luray Caverns on our way home.
It was quite spectacular. Behind Hughes is a perfect mirror-image lake in the cavern.
The walk is about a mile but with all the stopping the tour guide does the kids handled it quite well. Collins, of course, insisted on being held the entire time.
If you're ever near Luray Caverns, I would definitely recommend stopping by. Truly Amazing.