On Sunday we drove across the border into Washington to spend the last day of winter on the tubing hill at Mt. Spokane's Bear Creek Lodge. It was a great afternoon for both kids and grown-ups. The best part was the tow-rope that hauls you up the last part of the hill, saving a whole bunch of wear and tear on old muscles like mine.
My 4-year-old daughter was stubbornly firm that she would not go tubing, but it only took one coerced trip down the hill for her to say, "Again again!" And she didn't stop for two hours. She is now officially over her fears of snow sledding.
My son was a machine. He lapped me several times. He knew this was the last chance he'd have for snow play until next winter, and he wanted to pack in as many memories as possible. I think his favorite moment came when I did a face-plant in the snow... it was my wife's fault -- she made me wave at the camera (see below).
Goodbye winter, hello spring! We're ready for the new season.