20210104

Ski Break on Plattekill Mountain

Happy New Year to you all! 

Back to the grind.. today's our first day back to routine. The kids are still doing virtual school.. M is still working from home.. 

We had a nice winter break.. we went away for a couple of days.. we rented an Airbnb in Upstate New York. It was a very last minute decision so the pickings were slim but the place was clean and that was the most important part. 


We picked Plattekill Mountain, a small mountain.. not too crowded. Drove up Saturday morning and in true 2020 fashion they were closed. They had a storm a day before and were still working on making fresh snow. We got no call or email.. the girl stated they post updates on their social.. oh well. We were in the middle of nowhere.. everything closed due to both Covid and it being Christmas weekend and our Airbnb not available till after 4pm. So we just drove around.. got some lunch at a really sweet little place in Delhi called Blue Bee Cafe.

We had mastered the bunny hill last season and were hoping to get on to a beginner slope this year.. we hired an instructor to guide us our first time on a bigger hill and also to brush up on our skills.. We got a absolutely wonderful instructor. He was great with the kids and gave M and I some good tips. But of course 2020 had to come an screw us over again.. all beginner hills were closed.. The storm damage was too great so it was either bunny hill or advanced terrain. So the next two days we were stuck on the bunny hill.

We embraced it and made it a positive experience.. you gotta learn to roll with the punches especially in a year like 2020. But a bright spot.. our super amazing instructor offered to take the kids up on the advanced terrain. Seems scary I know but his reasoning was if something happens he can catch them, pick them up, do whatever needed to be done to safely bring them down the hill. He advised against taking us up for a trial because, well, he can't exactly scoop us up mid ski.. and if we fall and get hurt we won't bounce back as quickly as a child would.

The boys were psyched so up they went.. and they made it back down as well.. they came down slow so it took them some time.. had a few tumbles but they did it!


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28 comments:

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

It sounds like you made the best of it all!! What a great shot of you all. I bet the boys loved skiing down the advanced slopes. Happy New Year!

Jennifer said...

Looks like fun!

Jennifer
Curated By Jennifer

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I see your youngest son has reached the stage of pulling goofy faces in photos, LOL! Great shot!

Jeanie said...

You learn to roll -- so smart, you are! And I love that the kids got to go on the more advanced slope. That had to do wonders for their confidence and really make them smile! Happy New Year to you and your very beautiful family!

karen said...

I love when you post group family shots, so beautiful! Our son was married this weekend so that's my news :)

Kelly said...

It looks like so much fun! I've never been snow skiing. (though I water-skied all through my youth)

Polyester Princess said...

Happy New Year to you and your lovely family, Hena! How absolutely lovely that you were able to end this horrendous year by going on a much deserved ski break, although it did have a bumpy start.
And isn't it incredible that your boys got to go on the more advanced slope! They must have been so chuffed. xxx

Elephant's Child said...

Glad that you got away - and a big hooray for an awesome instructor.

Jodie's Touch of Style said...

That's so wonderful you were able to get away like this. And that's so impressive that the kids skiied down an advanced slope.
OXOX
Jodie
www.jtouchofstyle.com

Laura B said...

This looks like so much fun! I've never been skiing if you can believe it!

Suzanne @ The Bookish Libra said...

I've never been skiing before so this sounds like a fun adventure. Happy New Year to you and your family!

Curly Crafty Mom said...

This looks like such a great little get away! I have never skied before.

Carrie
curlycraftymom.com

Veronica Lee said...

Glad you had fun.

I've never experienced skiing, only snowtubing!

Happy 2021, Hena!

Lovely said...

That sounds adventurous! I'm glad you guys managed to have fun despite the unpleasant surprises. Nice picture!
xoxo
Lovely
www.mynameislovely.com

roughterrain crane said...

Yes, now is the season of sling. I am glad to know you enjoyed it instead of me!

Himawan Sant said...

I imagine the excitement of your family being in the snow on Mount Plattekill ..., to my amazement there is no snow in my country.

Happy New Year 2021.
Greetings from Indonesia.

Rach said...

I love that you all made the most of it! Sounds like a fun experience!

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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Yes 2020 was a lesson in learning to roll with the punches. Here's to a better and happier 2021!

Kathrine Eldridge said...

This looks so fun! Great way to get outside!

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Debbie said...

we need to get away, and you are brave to know how important that is!! such a cute picture and it sounds like a successful trip, even though it was last minute!!

Sparkles and Lattes said...

What a fun time. This makes me want to go skiing. It has been too long!

Emmylou said...

That's so awesome you guys were able to get away. And yay for the kids being able to do the more advanced terrain!
PS Buffy is the best. I actually watched the show when it was airing on TV...I'm so old:D

Evi Erlinda said...

Beautiful photo in the wonderful moment!
Happy New Year!

Melissa Cuentas said...

This all sounds like a beautiful yet fun experience! I'm glad you all have a good time! :)

XO, Melissa

Aidan Brogan said...

What a wonderful family trip! Happy 2021!

Doused in Pink | Chicago Style Blog said...

What a fun getaway! Love your family pic with the mountain in the background!

Jill - Doused in Pink

Stefanie said...

Love how you made rainbows out of this trip's challenges.

Mica said...

it's great you were able to have a trip even if it didn't go completely to plan - so nice that you all got to enjoy skiing together :) that family pic at the end is just adorable!

Hope that you had a great weekend! Ours was a nice quiet one at home with the 3 day Brisbane lockdown due to there being a case of coronavirus outside hotel quarantine, but lockdown ends tonight as there have been no more cases :)

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