Saturday, January 25, 2014

Winter Fun

Because this winter has been so long and cold, we decided to try to embrace the snow have some fun going cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. We had never been cross-country skiing before but had always wanted to try it out. There weren't any lessons available at the park we went to, so we scrubbed up on some instructional Youtube videos and hoped for the best. All in all, it's a fun way to explore different trails and scenery, but it's also A LOT of work. I'm certain we burned a fair amount of calories in the short time we were there!

Preparing for our first cross-country skiing experience.

A kiss for the trail

The worst part of cross-country skiing is trying to maneuver
down tiny hills that would seem insignificant in downhill skis.
It's a bit more difficult to go down and stop without crashing.

We also went on a snow-shoeing adventure at the U of M Landscape Arboretum ,without the snow shoes. We unfortunately missed the deadline for renting shoes, so we simply stayed on the trails and wore our snow boots. Shoes or no shoes, we still had fun.

Along our walk I found this tree branch that just looked like it
needed sitting on. I swear it's higher than the photo suggests.
Jacob even had to boost me up several times. It was quite the
experience and I almost fell off more than once.

Couldn't resist belting it out in the cattail

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a lot of fun!!! Love the pictures.