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Yesterday, Grand Canyon Snow Shoe Delights: Today, off to the slopes!

December 30, 2009

Yesterday, it snowed here in Flagstaff–and snowed! It snowed all the previous night too. Seemed like a great day to take the snow shoes for an adventure at the Grand Canyon.

I’d always wanted to see the snow sifted like powdered sugar on layers of cake. And yesterday I had my wish full filled. We wandered around with the other tourists on the south rim, then sat in our car in a primo spot while we enjoyed the view and ate sandwiches we brought.

Then we drove east into a gentle snow, stopping periodically for views and to see where we wanted to snow shoe. We finally stopped at the Watch Tower in the Far East of the Park where we explored the rim on snow shoes (with the small boy and I doing it in our Ugg boots!) during steady snowfall.

“I love to snow shoe!” the small boy shouted exuberantly.

Heading back to the car into the wind and the snow was less fun-until we started making snow angels…

Today we’re going to brave the lines and the cold. In a few minutes, we leave for the Arizona Snow Bowl. We stopped by there on Monday after sledding–it was sold out and PACKED. The lines didn’t move. Regardless, we’re on our way.

What will you do to celebrate the end of the year?

4 Comments leave one →
  1. December 30, 2009 9:49 pm

    I plan to get monster drunk, AP. It will be my last big party before settling into a puritan life for the next year. You have so much fun and adventure, say HELLO! to everyone for me. Have fun!

  2. December 31, 2009 1:53 pm

    Wow! The Grand Canyon in the snow – I am sure a wonderful sight to see. More about the canyon is at

  3. December 31, 2009 4:56 pm

    Sounds like fun to me.
    I got to work untill the last minute (well 3pm today) so I did not get much ready, but I’ll make some tuna/pasta salad and I have plenty of party snacks for me & kids to watch movies and eat on the couch and drink fake (non-alcholic), but organic bubbly…

  4. December 31, 2009 7:32 pm

    The Puritan Life , Paul? Does that mean you’re going to move to New England, US? Haha! we’ll see, eh. Have a great time tonight–it’s got to be 2010 for you by now.

    BTW, HELLO to fun and adventure from Paul Squires!! And to everyone as well.

    That sounds fun, also, Ana. Simple pleasures are really pleasurable. My favorite is morning snuggles with my family…

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