Yesterday I took Kat and two of her friends up to Mt. Hood to snowboard. It proved to be a fun day even though to my dismay, I couldn't get internet access. I had such great plans on how I was going to spend the 5 hours I was to sit in a little lodge while they braved the mountain. I was going to update my sidebars, create a slideshow, and catch up with all my favorite blogs and sites. Well....that didn't happen. I did organize my pictures and read.
Kat had her two friends spend the night Sunday because we were going to get up early Monday to head out. It takes us 1 1/2 hours to get to Mt. Hood if the weather is good. I love my daughter's friends. They are so fun and amazing. While they were in bed at 10:00, they giggled and laughed till 11:30. It was fun listening to their joy and laughter. And they so willingly include Nan!
Monday morning I woke up at 5:45 to get a head start on them, made them waffles, made sure they were up and moving and we were out the door by 7:30. I hadn't eaten so we stopped at my friends coffee drive through and got a white chocolate, peppermint mocha..extra hot and extra sweet as well as a breakfast sandwich. Then off we went.
I managed to get us a little lost....but did find a cool route should I ever want to take a historic, long road trip (but not with 3 teens who want to snowboard)..I managed to still get us to the mountain at a decent time..I probably only lost us 20 minutes and turned around before heading down the "scenic" drive. The weather was so amazing. Clear sky, beautifully groomed slopes (sounds like I know what I'm talking about), and hardly anyone there.
It really was a perfect day to go. The weather was clear up until about 1:45 when it started to snow/rain. There really weren't a lot of people there which was so nice. They probably had a good 2 hours or more with hardly anyone else on the slope. We left at 3:00, stopped at Wendy's for something to eat and headed home. It was so fun, but we were all tired and so glad to be home!