I have always thought family vacations are important times of bonding, and enjoying fun together. Even when I was a SAHM and we were quite broke, we still tried to take some kind of family vacation. We just thought it was a priority to get away together, spend time being a family, and savor time away from the stress of life.
So our recent trip to Lake Placid, NY was no exception to the family fun rule! We had such a glorious, crazy, adventurous time together. I know some of you will think we are crazy, but we love the cold and snow…..yes I understand, some of you when you think of snow, you think, hot chocolate, homemade soup and a good book. My family thinks, SNOW, let’s go!!! We all built the snow fort below, it was around 6 degrees out while we were working on it. Due to my current over 40 body experiencing daily hot flashes, I kept quite warm! 🙂
We also tried cross country skiing for the first time. I really liked it. It is one heck of a total body workout, but skiing along the beautiful, peaceful snowy trails made it enjoyable.
Drums took the kids downhill skiing at Whiteface Mountain ( where the 1980 and 1932 Olympics were held). I can no longer downhill ski. I have a torn ACL in my knee. It’s been torn for years, but once I turned 4-0, I decided with the torn ACL I should give up skiing. 😦 But don’t worry about me……….. I enjoyed drinking coffee, and sitting in the lodge reading a Karen Kingsbury book my mom gave me. ( It was the first book of hers that I have read, thanks Mom!)
We also ice skated on the frozen lake, visited an amazing ice castle, took in the scenic beauty, shopped in downtown Lake Placid and enjoyed the hotel pool, hot tub, and steam room! It was so hard to come home! But we made some wonderful family memories.
Glad you guys had a good time!!! 🙂
Oh I am so glad to read you had a marvelous family vacation – family time! love it!
My kids have always wanted to go to a place with snow. Someday…
Great photos – yes, you are making memories – wonderful memories 🙂
You guys would probably love the the hotel in Quebec made totally out of ice. It’s quite the phenomenon and rebuilt every year.
I love winter time too and your pics look like you had so much fun!
Looks like you had so much fun!!!
I’m seriously looking forward to doing some fun things like that when the boys get a little older. Meanwhile, we stick to making the snowman in the backyard. 🙂
We live fairly close to Lake Placid….however, I am SOOO not a winter person. Love the snow in Dec for xmas but then…we hike ALOT in the lake placid/heart lake area as well as many other areas in the ADK’s. Glad you enjoyed your visit to NY!
And thanks for stopping by my blog. Yes I have less ear pain with the antibiotic but now I have a horrible cough…..ARGH…good thing we are on Winter break all week. What types of special needs kids do you teach? I want to get back into the Prek emotionally disburbed kids but so hard to find part time work in that field! Oh well….I love my job because of the hours so until the Lord shows me otherwise, that is where I am for now! God bless you!
Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind words.
Wow, I have not seen that much snow EVER!
It looks like you all had ALOT of fun!
This looks so fun (even though I don’t ski!). And, Karen Kingsbury is one of my favorite authors! I love making family memories on trips like this!