Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Goodbye 2016!

 It was a pink ending to 2016 or maybe it was a snowy white ending?  You can also throw in some very cold temperatures as the final minutes ticked off on the clock.

Jens and Mathis and their friend Caspian came by to shovel the snow off of the barn and decks, but most importantly to put the finishing touches on the sled ramp design.  They did a great job.

The starting ramp had a little curve at the bottom of all of the runs.  This year there were three.

Collin and Rylee warming up for sledding.

Dylan and Sarah's snow art.  Thompson is checking it out.

Grandpa Jon, Caleb, Collin and Ben.

Ben and Collin

JP, Dave and Julie.  Happy New Year!


Quinn, Rylee and Ben with Grandpa in the background.

JP giving them a boost.

A view from the top of the ramp.

Retired Mountain Man lost his hat almost every run.

As the night wore on, the cat found a mouse.

Jaden, Jens and Daryl.

Becky on her first run.

Jens, Jaden and Joe.

Yes, I went down the sled run but there are no photos of that event.  We brought in the year with one of our usual renditions of The House of the Rising Sun.  I have to say that the group was really on singing The Big Rock Candy Mountain this year and also Your Cheatin' Heart.   Sorry I do not have any photos as I was busy playing the piano.

New Year's Day dawned very cold and very windy.  This is a photo of the 120 Trail on Middle Mountain.  I think we ate our lunch with Neil and Ann somewhere just behind the cluster of trees in the middle of the photo.   No, not now.  In the summertime. On a very nice clear sunny day.  Back in 2005 maybe....

This a shot towards Sam's.  It looks cold up there.  It's cold down here at 2500'.  5 degrees below zero with the wind chill.  Brrr.

It's a cold beginning for 2017.  I hope you are staying warm wherever you are.

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