Jeff's ski buddy (and my high school friend's dad) Randy, introduced me to "crust cruising." He saw how downhearted I was at losing the skate ski trail at the golf course (since the snow is melting, and the groomer broke down). He took me up to the Dry Farms and showed me that I can still skate ski as long as the nights get cold enough and there is still snow on fields.
Now that I know it's possible to keep skate skiing, I'm taking every chance I can before it all disappears. Saturday while Jeff took our oldest son Sam to a meeting, I took the other three out to the fields. We live about a mile and a half from the wide open farmland, so it's very convenient. Everyone donned their snow pants, hats, mittens and ski boots, clipped into their skis, and strapped on their poles without any need of assistance (except tying the girls boots)! This is a big deal for me. For over thirteen years I've been helping at least one child or usually hopping from one child to the next, making sure everyone has everything they need. They're growing up! They're also used to getting themselves set for skiing. Wow.
|Oliver is working on his skate ski technique here on the dry farms. I think it's awesome.|
|Charlotte is working on making Oliver pull her along as he skate skis. She thinks it's awesome. :)|
|The reason I like this picture is that you can get a glimpse of just how happy I am to be out with the kids on a perfect day, sharing the fun of skating. My only regret was that I missed having Jeff and Sam with us.|