This winter, a good friend of mine invited me and the kids up to a sledding hill that she had discovered. Sorry, Missy, but the hill is MINE now! haha
The first thing that you need to have to have a great sledding experience is a fire to stay warm by. The first time we went up, someone had already built a fire. The next time, I brought newspaper, kindling, and some of the logs that we burn in our wood stove.
I build fires regularly, so I wasn't worried about getting a rip-roaring blaze going, but have you ever built a fire in the snow? WHILE it is snowing? Not so easy, I tell you. The shot was taken just before all the flames fizzled and just about went out. Luckily, the people who had built the previous fire showed up (men, of course) and got it going really good. I didn't see it happen, but there was a plastic jug sitting nearby (but not too close) that I have a suspicion had gasoline or something similar in it.
But don't get me wrong. We were grateful!
Another thing that is important to have with you when you go sledding is:
They make it the most fun. And having friends with kids that are their friends there too, makes it all the better.
(Noelle, warming herself by the fire. She doesn't look too excited in this photo, but that was only because she doesn't like having her picture taken. NOT because she wasn't having fun - she was!)
There's nothing better than sledding in north Idaho. It's free, burns lots of calories, and I hope we can go again soon. Many more times!