"Lo, Children Are An Heritage of the LORD: and the Fruit of the Womb is His Reward" - Psalm 127:3

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Jackson Hole Hillclimb

 Yesterday my husband and I and the baby went to Jackson Hole for the annual Hillclimb.  This is a snowmobile race to the top of the lift line at Snow King Ski Resort.  (If you want to ski in Jackson Hole, I recommend Teton Village rather than Snow King.  Snow King is basically straight up, with not nearly as many runs as Teton Village.
It's much steeper than it looks. 
 We took our binoculars along and watched from the bottom of the hill, just next to the area you have to pay to get into.  I can't see paying to sit at the bottom of the hill when you can sit right next to it and still see their big screen tv, have a great view of the hill, and have a playground where the kids can run and play.  In the picture above you can see that we were right behind one of the lifts. The brown bar on the left edge of the picture was the side of the swingset.  It was a good spot. 

 It was really nice weather - a lot of the skiers were in shorts and without coats. 
 At first we sat under a tree in the shade, it was so nice.  The baby stared right up at the limbs.  I had to chuckle.  We use the Charlotte Mason method of homeschool, which has a big emphasis on what they call Nature Study - which amounts to being out in nature and observing, keeping a nature notebook, etc.  I laughed at the fact that the baby was already studying nature.  I love living where we can be outdoors so much and wander around the mountains and lakes.  It's a lot different than when we lived in North Carolina for a short time, where there was hardly any public land where you could go out and enjoy nature.
 Most of the time the baby kicked back in the stroller.  There was a bit of a breeze part of the time, and he liked to be in the stroller where he was sheltered from it.  He played with his toys, ate lunch, and did everything other than nap.
 He did enjoy getting out to visit too.  We left his hat on all day just for sun protection.
 He was really good the whole time.
 After he got tired of the stroller, we took him over to swing.  He loves the swing.
 If you don't push him high enough, he kicks and bobs his head trying to make himself go higher.
 There was a beautiful sunset last evening too.
You just can't beat living in the West :)

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