Sledding: Jolly Good Fun
We went sledding yesterday. I remember the first time I took the boys sledding, when we lived in Minnesota. Alan was just one year old and Neil was two. I had to ride with both of them at the same time because they were too small to hang on. We’ve been fortunate to live in places where there is a lot of snow. Sledding is one of those activities that everybody should do once in a while. We really got into in when we moved to Wisconsin, and there was a steep and dangerous hill (steep and dangerous is the best kind) next to our house. There is nothing quite like a day out in the snow and an evening indoors next to a fire with some hot chocolate. Winter would be a little dull without it.
One thing I noticed yesterday, on the hill, was the variety of sleds. The hill is right next to the University of Colorado student housing so there were a few college kids riding lunch trays (not very successfully). I saw that, for the conditions yesterday (20 degrees and six inches of fluffy snow), the foam sleds, like ours, worked the best. There was one kid riding a sled with 4 short steerable skis, and I was surprised to see he was able to make it to the bottom, barely. The plastic saucer sleds worked pretty well too. The only ones that really didn’t work well at all were the plastic boat style sleds. I think because the snow wasn’t very deep and the incline of the hill wasn’t great enough.
Well, I took a video of a couple of our runs. Nothing spectacular but still fun.