Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Hold fast...Proverbs 4:13

Last Sunday I took J, S and A up to the dog sled place on the mountain where they were giving free dog sled rides to kids 10 and under. The newspaper promised it would be an educational event. Free? Educational? We're there.

I got the kids up bright and early so we could eat breakfast, gather up all the snow gear, and be on the road by 7:00 a.m. We made it to the dog sled place by 8:20, parked, and got in line. We were the third family in line, which meant we wouldn't have to endure the cold for too long!

Sacagawea thought it was too loud with all the barking dogs. I thought it was kind of sad. The dogs that were pulling the sleds were obviously having a good time, but those that were left behind weren't too happy.

Here are some dogs being hooked to the sleds...
Here are some dogs that don't get to go yet...

Ready to go...
J and two others all loaded in the sled...
Mush!
The return...
Trading for some fresh dogs...
I'm not sure how educational the day was since the folks were trying to get the kids in and out of the sleds as fast as possible. They didn't leave much time for photos or asking questions. But, it was free! Right after S & A got back, the kids were ready to go. It was c-o-l-d! They were selling hot chocolate for only $0.25 a cup (When's the last time you saw it for that price?) so everyone got a cup before we headed home by 9:30.

There was one child there...his name was Chainsaw. That wasn't a nickname, but his given name. Really. Now I don't feel so odd about having a child who answers to Sacagawea.

3 comments:

Rachael said...

What a cool thing to do for a day!

Chainsaw? Really?

Cecelia said...

That looks like fun. Chainsaw? What were his parents thinking?

Ann said...

My children would have fainted in happiness at the chance for a sled dog ride!

I bet Chainsaw is a really tough kid!