Sunday, January 13, 2013

The Plunge!

Skiing at Wintergreen was definitely fun, but snowtubing was absolutely awesome!!!  

The Plunge is a huge snowtubing park.  There are ten 900 ft. lanes with a vertical drop of 100 feet - 10 stories! - where you can reach speeds of 25-40 mph!  As they say, thrills and chills, without the spills.  You get 2 hours of tubing for $20.  We didn't know they book up fast, so the earliest we could get was a 4-6pm slot.  Turns out the colder it gets, the icier the lanes get, and the faster you fly down the slopes!  So much fun hooking up in teams of 2 and having "races" to the bottom, but the boys were so excited and having so much fun they even went alone a few times.

The sun was setting as we neared the end of our time slot, and it couldn't have been a more beautiful ending to a ridiculously fun-filled day.

It was so much fun that we had to take the boys back the next day.  We had booked the extra spot in advance and they only had 4 tickets available for the 2-4pm window, so Steve and I took Ethan and Joseph while Brent and Lisa skied a little more.  Since it was earlier the conditions were better and they let us hook 3 tubes together, so I went backwards in the front to video the downhill action.

Seriously, this little getaway to the mountains was just about the perfect mini vacation before having to head back to school.

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