I was right. Basie ran like crazy for two whole hours. I think she went up and down the hill about 50 times at full speed. The kids separated into two camps - the avid sledders and the fort builders. It was so fun to watch them laughing. I actually forgot about all the stuff that's been bugging me lately. It was like I was on an island - an emotional winter wonderland!
I don't have photos because a large storm was expected and I didn't want my camera to get wet, but I wish I had risked it. Ella tried snowboarding on her friend's board. She did great. The mom of this friend started the snowboarding lessons program up at a resort in Park City three years ago. She is a great teacher - she had Ella going down the hill immediately. She fell. Everyone who snowboards falls, but she got back up and kept on going.
I'm so glad that my kids get to grow up here. The opportunities for experiencing wonderful things are endless. All it needs are more lakes. Without salt.