Monday, February 20, 2012

Feb 20, 2012 - Idaho skiing and snowmobiling

Well, this doesn't relate to boating except that it is the reason we weren't boating.

We took advantage of the President's Day holiday by heading over to Kathy's parents place in Sand Point Idaho.  Monday was the holiday but for some reason there was also no School the Friday before.  We pulled the kids out of school Wednesday just before lunch and made the 7 hour drive to Sand Point.  We skied Thursday, Friday and Sunday at Schweitzer Ski Resort.

Riding the high speed 6-pack.  Grandpa, Cindy, Kathy, Kevin

Riding the chair lift.

Top of Schweitzer.  We are headed for "Down The Hatch".

Cindy, Steve, Bob, and Kevin at Schweitzer

Steve playing in the Terrain Park.

On Saturday we went snowmobiling.  There wasn't enough snow on the ground to snowmobile right from Kathy's parents house, so all of the "sleds" had to be parked up at Gordon's place.  Even though it's only another mile up the road, there was enough snow there to get us going.  There are miles and miles of great trails weaving through the state forest land.  Gordon has made many of these trails himself during the summer while riding his dirt bike.  On Monday Steve went riding again for a few hours with Gordon before we had to leave to drive back home to rainy La Conner.    

Which sled to ride?  Oh, life is full of tough decisions :-)
Beautiful trails through the woods!

Kathy brings her sled over the berm onto the road.  Gordon watches on.

Gordon checks the skegs on the skis to see how worn they are.

New snow.  Steve and Gordon's Monday morning ride.

It was a GREAT trip.  The skiing was absolutely fantastic on Sunday.  Snowmobiling was great fun too.  As usual the scenery and climate of Sandpoint were a delight.  Bob and Barb sure picked a great place to retire.   We love going over there to visit in the summer and winter.

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