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.



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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.


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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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