Friday, March 5, 2010

Mad River Madness

Every now and then, it's good to get out of dodge and take in some new scenery. For Paul and I, traveling has always been something that helps us hit our reset buttons. We haven't got out of town as much since A was born - I think mainly because it takes a lot more effort than it used to. But whenever we do, I'm so, so grateful for the change of pace (even if it does mean a certain little someone snuggling in bed with us more often than we normally allow.)

Last weekend, we loaded up the car with our ski gear and headed up to the Mad River Valley to meet up with our friends Megan and Joshua. It's their favorite place in the world, and I can certainly see why. Beautiful mountains, perfect snow, mom-and-pop restaurants galore and not a chain store in sight. This is the place to go to relax. Needless to say, we had an amazing weekend, complete with a good amount of skiing for Paul and I, and some new adventures for A - REAL sledding and snowshoeing, too.

M+J, thank you for showing us your little slice of paradise! I think we may adopt it as well.

Ready to sled
Ready to sled!

View from the top of the sledding hill
View from the top  of the sledding hill

Presledding nap
Whoops - pre-sledding nap

Post-sledding lunch...
Lunch! the Warren General Store.
General store bliss

Our little chalet in the mountain
Home sweet home

Where A blended in with the carpet
Blending with the 70s carpet

Post-ski happy
Post-ski happy


Jen said...

looks so amazing! we can't wait to take those trips too!

Alison said...

It looks like you had so much fun! We're taking Liam on his first flight next month. And our first long car trip was a little rough. :) Any good tips on flying with an infant?

The Hall said...

I get all of my travel-with-kid advice here:

I always pick a few of A's favorite small toys and hide them the week before we fly. On the plane, I pull them out one-by-one, and only when we're in immediate need of a diversion. That, and plenty of snacks, seems to get us through flights.

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