Sunday, December 30, 2012

Hiking in the Snow

My kids really wanted to go play in the snow while we were up at Grandma's house. We are a bunch of California city slickers and don't get to see snow often. We certainly didn't have the clothing for a good long trek or day in the snow but we headed up toward Yosemite to see some snow. We weren't able to actually go into Yosemite National Park because they required chains and were didn't have any so we stopped a little before the park entrance and hiked along a river that feeds the Hetch Hetchy reservoir.

It was a very fun, cold trip up to the snow. My kids got to pull icicles off the roof of a cabin, build a snow man and have a snowball fight. For kids that don't ever get to see snow unless to go up to find it this is a major event in their lives made even more fun because they got to do it with their cousins. They loved it and wanted to do it again the next day too! But it was toward home we headed the next day and not up to the snow. We headed back to the real world and had to face that it was the end of our Christmas trip to Grandma's house.  We had a very nice visit and are so grateful for Grandma and Grandpa for letting us come and taking such good care of us. And we need to say thanks to my brother and sister-in-law and cousins that always make our trips up there so fun. We LOVE our visits up the foothills.

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