We decided at the last minute to head to the cabin and greet the new year in Tahoe. There was just enough snow to make the girls happy with snowball fights, sledding, and lumpy snowman building, but not too much to make life hard for the parents.
New Year’s Eve was fun. Skiing at Sierra Ski Ranch during the day, a delish steak dinner near the casinos, and back in the warm cabin in our PJs watching a movie and eating mint chip ice cream by 8pm.
It was a warm, beautiful day for skiing. Not much snow at the resorts, but plenty for our bunny hillers. We started off with puffy coats, hats, gloves, the works. A few runs in we had stripped off everything we legally could and stuffed it all in a locker. Ahhh, much better.
The girls did a good job skiing – they’re getting more confident each time down the hill and will probably pass TubaDad up next year. That magic-carpet mountain-escalator thing they have now sure is easier than those sadistic tow ropes and t-bars they had when I was a kid.
Sledding was funny, they’d bomb down the tiny hill by our cabin screaming and laughing the whole way, flip over the short edge and drop into the street, landing on their feet and throwing hands in the air with a proper gymnastics flourish.
Happy New Year, it will be fun to see what 2014 holds for all of us.
PS: I’m curious, was everyone else still awake and partying at midnight on New Year’s Eve?