Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year!

We went to our cabin for the New Year weekend and took along our kids and their friends. A good time was had by all!
The parking lot was packed so we ended up parking along the road at one of the many pull-outs. Trucks and trailers were parked all along the narrow road making it very difficult to maneuver. We lucked out and had someone leaving just as we were arriving. Travis hopped out and started shoveling so we could get our trailer backed in. The spot was so tight we couldn't back into it, so the snow machines had to be unloaded first, the trailer backed in by hand and then the truck backed in after it.
The girls: Amy, Dianna and Becky
Lots of fresh snow at the cabin! Tim got up on the porch and shoveled a path to the door. Roxy is waiting (not so) patiently to be able to go inside.The girls testing how deep the snow was. They kept jumping off the packed portion to see how far they'd sink in. There was some rolling down the hills too. Young people have way more energy than I!

Nathan watching the fun. But not jumping in.
Packing a trail to the outhouse with the machine and cutting steps down with a shovel. Some of the girls had to go.....NOW!
What happens when you park a machine close to where the snow will shed off the cabin roof as soon as it heats up a bit. Travis' skis got buried when the next clump fell.

Nathan and Dianna
Nathan on the machine behind me. It was kind of hard to turn around a shoot a pic while I was bumping along.
Dianna riding in the sled. You can see Travis skiing down the hill too.
Back at the truck and very crowded. Snow machines were parked all along the road while owners shoveled out their trucks and trailers. Our neighbor was not so lucky...his truck didn't start even after getting a jump. Since Travis had shoveled before we parked we were able to get out with no problem. We had a great weekend!


Katie said...

Hey mom, I sure miss Alaska. Wish I was there. Looks like you guys had lots of fun. Love you!

marianne said...

Oh my........what snow!!!
Here all has melted away. All that winter.......

Happy New Year Patty♥

Mim said...

you live in an amazing area. I can't imagine using an outhouse with all that snow!!!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What great fun. I can see that everyone had a good time.

studio lolo said...

You lost me at "outhouse!!!"

No plumbing?? Running water?? Holy moly.

The pics all look like great fun though! Even Roxy running down the hill. And my, what a ton of snow!!

Happy days!

Anonymous said...

lucky you guys! We had RAIN and WIND almost all weekend in the Caribou Hills. We did ride on New Years Eve day.. about 30 miles.. then came the wind and rain. when we left the cabin, we were down to grass in a lot of places. It will be a while before we head back up!
Looks like you had a great time.

A Lady's Life said...

That looks like a very fun day with all the snow and car starting adventure.
Once my husband had the same thing happen to him and we found out it was cause he had no gas lol

Man was that a depressing day that ended well lol

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

It looks cold but it looks like you were having lots of fun. You got WAY more snow then we got or get. Ours was gone by morning. It was fun while it lasted tho.. :)

SandyAlaska said...

How much snow? P dot is headed up the first part of Feb...

tainterturtles said...

What a fun time....cabin, family and LOTS of snow! Thanks for sharing.