Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Stomp, stomp, stomp ...

We went to Glacier National Park yesterday and went snowshoeing. It was a lot of fun. We started out on the Going-To-The-Sun Road and then cut down to Lake McDonald. From there we walked along the shoreline for awhile. This was our first time snowshoeing, other than stomping around in our yard. We took the boys with us and they had a semi-good time. Neil kept asking where we were going. He likes having a destination and doesn't seem to understand the concept of walking just for the sake of walking. He did good, but got tired near the end. He asked me to hold his hand and said, "I'm just not made for this." Funny kid. Nathan was a little more radical and flopped all over the place. It's a good thing snowshoes come with spikes on the bottoms, especially with the way Nathan bounces around. I need to get that kid in snowboarding lessons. But overall, it was a fun trip and I can see myself really getting into this. It's easier than XC skiing and I can take pictures without worrying about falling on my camera. I'd also like to take my XC skis up there sometime too. Lake McDonald is so pretty!

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10 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous picture Rena! (and the boys are cute too!) lol I only tried snowshoeing once and I was about Neil's age. I decided at that point that I was basically not the out-doorsy type! (I think that is the first step to becoming a shut-in!)

    Oh well.

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  2. I've never snowshoed or XC skied - always been downhill - but now that I'm getting older I so like the idea of showshoeing and XC. Don't know when I'll give up wakeboarding though, I just love the water.

    Beautiful photo :)

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  3. Since I have trouble sometimes just staying on my feet, I don't know about snowshoeing. I did try downhill skiing one time. We lived almost two years in Maine, and I did try skiing one time while there. I decided that I had better uses for my rear than sliding it down a hill in cold snow. *laugh*

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  4. Tracy -- Thanks. It's hard to take a bad picture in the park. It's such a pretty place.

    Kim -- I've never tried wakeboarding, just waterskiing once back in the early 80s. Both are really popular here on the lakes.

    Vivian -- LOL @ sliding down the hill. I've done that myself. I only fell once yesterday with my snowshoes on and it was when I was trying to get up from crouching down to take a picture. Note to self: always make sure you're not standing on one snowshoe while trying to stand upright! ;)

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  5. Pretty! I've always wanted to snowshoe! What a fun way to get some exercise and enjoy nature!

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  6. Beautiful pictures. You're boys are so funny, I'm glad you all had a good time. I've never been snowshoeing either, may have to give it a try.

    Nancy

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  7. Rena, that photograph is absolutely breathtaking!

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  8. What a beautiful pic...your boys are so cute...I'm not a snow person...In my old age, the cold is just too much for me...grin..

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