Friday, December 29, 2006

Snow in Palm Springs
I grew up in Idaho. Snow is nothing new to me. In fact, the years when we didn't have a lot of snow were more surprising than the storms that dropped 6-12" of the white fluffy stuff. My kids don't know a lot about snow. As is obvious by the pictures shown above. My oldest remembers snow and sledding from our previous home. My other two... well... a picture is worth a thousand words, right? The snow shown in these pictures was found in a park in Palm Springs. No, it didn't fall from the sky :) There is an annual even that takes place at this park. They bring in snow and make a sledding ramp. Then the kids can visit Santa (which we didn't do because the line was TOO long), play in a jump house, pet a few animals, climb the rock wall or go for a pony ride. And the best part - it was all free. All in all it was a good day - with the exception of the sledding for my two younger kids. Maybe next year they will do a little better with their 5 seconds of snow time here in the California desert.

2 comments:

RaNae said...

That is sooo cool I read after the fact about a town out here that does the same thing and does an outdoor ice rink in the town square every year- it's right around Thanksgiving- next year we are sooo there lol

Melissa said...

I didn't think I would miss the snow as much as I have... but it was fun to go and play in it. Of course, we were wearing our short sleeve shirts at the time. The kids just put on jackets while they were in the snow. Mostly so that when they fell out it wouldn't sting. It was pretty packed down... very icy...