We spent the week between Christmas and New Years up at the Lodge, and boy was it a cold one! Temperatures ranged from -25 at night, to a high of -5 during the day. Without wind chills. And it was windy.
Christmas was on a Monday this year. We spent the morning after cleaning up the house and packing for the week. The big presents this year were, for Eli: a sewing machine, xbox one, legos; for Aaron: electric guitar, books, pokemon; Tommy: legos.
On Wednesday we headed to Cannon. It was so cold we headed home after lunch. Dave and Eli explored Mittersill for the first time, and they will be sure to head back. In the afternoon Dave took Aaron and Eli to the skating rink in downtown Franconia. Eli is having a blast learning to play hockey. Aaron is still learning to skate and is getting pretty frustrated by it.
On Thursday we just stayed home, played outside and did some sledding. In the afternoon Dave and Eli went back to the rink. This time we discovered it has a little shed that you can get changed and warm up in. Also, the rink has lights so you can play anytime at night. I love this rink, we’re so glad we found it.
On Friday, just Dave and Eli went to Cannon, and the rest of the fam stayed back at the Lodge. We did a few runs and headed back around lunch time. At night we went into Littleton for dinner and a Chutters candy run.
On the Saturday the whole fam went to Cannon and we made it a good way through the day. The Tossup terrain park is open and in full effect. This park is nuts with some epic jumps. The kids love it.
On Sunday we headed to Bretton Woods. I’m pretty sure it was even colder there then at Cannon, with some strong winds that didn’t help things. We ran into our neighbors and had fun skiing a couple runs with them.
On Monday we skipped skiing, again. We spent most of the morning cleaning and packing up. Dave and Aaron went on a hike in the woods, and discovered a sugar shack nearby.
Overall we had a real fun week, even though we skipped a bunch of great snow days at the mountain, we made the best of it. We had hot cocoa, went sledding, went for hikes in the woods, decorated the lodge, played board games, had movie nights, and relaxed.