SO what did we do? We went tubing!
Tubing is basically the same as sledding, but it was at the Birch Hill Army Recreational area. The rate was drastically cut today. Normally it is $8 per person, per hour. Today we were able to go for $5 for 2 hours, we had a blast!
Now this is what I love about tubing. When you go sledding, you have the great ride down on the sled…and the LOOOOOOOONG walk back up the hill.
Not with tubing.
Just kick up your feet, lay back your head, soak up the sunshine, and enjoy the ride UP the hill too!
Now this is what I call fun!
Here in the “Interior” of Alaska, large quantities of snow all at once is unusual. Something else that is unusual, is wind. So “wind chill” almost never happens around here.
Well, Presidents’ Day was another story.
We got 18 inches of snow in one day, with driving winds up to 50 miles an hour. It was lovely. It was also bitter cold with that wind.
The hardest part of this, the place we are renting has more driveway than yard. When you live some place where the snow comes, and stays until April, and doesn’t periodically melt…you accumulate a LOT of snow.
Anyone that lives where it snows on a regular basis can sympathize with me here. Plows.
You no sooner finish the back-breaking work of shoveling out, and here comes the plow, piling it up and making more work for you. Well, not only did that happen at the driveways, but it even happened in the back yard. This WAS the dog run that I have kept shoveled all winter. I shoveled it out, thinking, “I hope the plow doesn’t pile snow back here.”
Well, guess what happened?