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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Good Times in Mammoth

Another year in Mammoth equals another year of crazy memories!  At least this year we had NO barfing . . . Whoo Hoo!  My mom is so good at bringing all the food and planing out how we are going to spend our time in the mountains.  This year we were in charge of liquids and appetizers and Bryn and Scott were in charge of breakfast and Mom was responsible for everything else!!
Half way there we remembered we forgot the apps, whoops!
The kids did great on the drive.  Brady is the best car rider ever I would drive across country with Brady in a second . . . Rylee not so much! 
We keep track of our landmarks as we go . . . Brady's Mini Mart, Indian Boob, "The Wee's" Lone Pine, Big Pine and any other Pine along the way!!  We had an abundance of snacks, movies and toys to keep them occupied on the 6 hour trek.  They both slept on the first half of the ride, when they woke up we stopped for lunch and then turned on the movie and we sailed right on into Mammoth.
Rylee was super excited for Ski School this year.  She didn't mind putting on all the gear and got a new pair of pink goggles.  Chris, Scott and I snowboarded and skied while Rylee was in school and Yaya, JJ and Aunt B took care of Brady. 
The first day was BEAUTIFUL!  Probably the best day of skiing I have ever seen.  It was a Monday so nobody was there, the sun was out and it was warm.  The only thing that lacked was the amount of  snow.  Because we have been having such a warm winter the snow level isn't the greatest!
 
Brady is not a big fan of the snow!  He HATED his snow clothes, hated the boots, hated the glare from the sun, and hated being just plain old COLD!!!  Maybe next year we will have better luck.
 
The Second night my mom made a fabulous lasagna and we had a small Italian feast!  It's fun to have home cooked meals while on vacay!  Thanks Mom!!

After our second day of skiing Chris and I went to scout out sledding spots.  We happened to pick the same spot as last year.  Rylee was launching herself onto her sled and racing down the hill.  It was all smiles until Dada tossed a snowball onto the oncoming sled of Rylee and Aunt B which happened to be a direct hit!!  And then we (Rylee) were done.
 
 After Rylees morning of school we went back grabbed some lunch and then Bryn and Rylee headed out with us for the second half of the day.  Rylee went up with us and loved going up the chair lift.  She skied in front of me and did pretty good.  She kept telling me she wanted to go faster, but when we would go faster she would loose control of her ski's.  We had fun and she made it down one more run and then had had enough. So fun, she is getting better and better every year!!
 
After skiing we took a stroll through the Village.  Ate at Gomez's, then turned in for some hot chocolate, games and relaxing! 

Rylee is into playing games of all types.  This time it's cards and her favorite is Go Fish!!  Aunt B's favorite quotes from our game of Go Fish all came from Rylee and in no particular order
Do you hab a seben? (Do you have a seven?)
You hab eight? (You have an eight?)
Do you hab a gack? (Do you have a Jack?)

There was an igloo so we took the Brady Man up to check it out!!
 
 The second day of skiing was crazy!  It was blizzard like conditions.  100mph winds, icy runs and frigid temperatures.  I did one run and that was about it.  The lifts and gondola were swinging side to side and I just couldn't take it!! 
There is this amazing BBQ place we like to eat at and its walking distance in the Village.  Crazy us, that was the night it was practically a white out!!  But once we got there we were the only ones there.  Nobody else wanted to face the weather.
SO COLD!!
Fun times in Mammoth this year.  I love the tradition of going with my parents and Bryn and Scott and staying in the same place year after year.  Some are better than others and I think this was one of the better one's.  Mom was pretty sick but she rallied to have a good time, nobody got hurt and it was another year in the books!!
Bye bye Mammoth!!

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