We had a quiet Christmas. Fresh snow, a sleep in, roast lamb and vegetables for lunch and an open fire. We didn’t exchange a huge number of gifts because a) we were travelling and b) the trip itself was part of combined Christmas birthday gifts for everyone and I believe that experiences are more important than things.
After Christmas we had some fabulous clear sunny days and so decided to take Gorgeous Girl sledding. We hired some sleds from The Hiking Hut in Estes Park (which doesn’t appear to have a website) and headed for Hidden Valley in the Rocky Mountain National Park.
Here Gorgeous Man and Gorgeous Girl are dragging their sleds from the car park. Anticipation was high.
There is no filter on this picture. When we arrived the slope was quite empty (it filled up before the day was through though).
A nice gentle slope for first time sledders.
Gorgeous Girl squealed a bit the first time, but then took to it like she’d been sledding all her life. She was leaning and using her hands to steer the sled (this became more critical as the slope filled up) around other sledders. I was very impressed at how well she did.
The concentration was high, sledding is serious business.
I took a turn.
It was fun.
Gorgeous Man took many turns. Both solo
and with Gorgeous Girl.
We created some wonderful memories that day.