Mason's hockey schedule has certainly put a crimp into our skiing plans. As soon as we confirmed that he was indeed going to play hockey this year, I knew that would be the case. I had hoped to get away between Christmas and New Years, but that didn't happen due to a hockey tournament at the very end of December. Luckily though, he didn't have hockey on Thursday, so we took advantage and headed for the mountains. We left Calgary, drove towards the mountains with the sun shining, and the sky blue.
So nice and close to us, an hour door to door. We have been spoiled for sure, there wasn't very many people at the hill. I suspect the rest of the weekend would have been a lot busier. We've always taken the kids during the week. Usually on a professional day at school. We've always been lucky with very small or no line ups. Thursday we skied right up to the chair lift, nearly every time. These kids will be in a shock for sure, if we ever head up on the weekend...
So glad that we got to get away for the day. So thankful that Barry can be a little bit flexible with work. We had a great day skiing, and then got to spend the night at Kananaskis. It was terrific. The older the kids get, the better things seem to go. They both brought books to read, and games to play. Aside from the odd squabble, you might not have even known they were there.
It was nice enough, that we ate our lunch outside. Again, 3 for 3... We've been able to eat outside every time we've come here. Madelyn was the only one who actually took her jacket off though.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday were filled with practice, game, practice. Tomorrow, Family Day we have nothing scheduled. I think the weather is too warm to think about going skating out doors... I seriously don't know the condition the ice would be in. On Saturday it got to 11°. But, we're planning on doing something together as a family and I'm looking forward to my last sleep in.