Monday, February 22, 2010

The easy way…

We bought an old snowmobile off tradio a few weeks ago for next to nothing.  Our oldest son calls it “old fashioned”.  Well, perhaps it is but I don’t think he’ll be complaining about it any time soon.  Have a look at our sledding hill.  It’s got to be all of 500 feet long with a few twists and turns.  By far the best sledding hill we’ve ever had!  February 230February 231

The kids fly down to the bottom and wait more than patiently for Lineman to show up.February 233 Then Lineman loads up the kids on the biggest sled that’s tied on to the back of the snowmobile.  Then he hauls them up the hill.  He’s got 4 kids with him there, Little Man in the front, the older two and a friend laying down on a sled.  Seriously, does it get any better or easier than that!February 238No sooner does he unhook the kids and they are heading back down the hill…..

February 241 Waiting to be picked up!

February 242 Lineman to the rescue again!

February 246 That old gal may be “old fashioned” but she sure gets the job done!

February 248 I think the kids have just as much fun coming up the hill as they do going down.  February 249 “Hey kids, you’re on your own for this one, we’re going home!” 

22 comments:

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

That looks like a lot of fun and an easier ride back up than walking! Winter activities are so good - make them all tired!

Alicia said...

Oh my gosh...you guys are so fun!

All American Family said...

ohhh...that looks like so much fun! Can we come play?

jen@odbt said...

Now that is sledding in style. Has your little guy fallen asleep on the ride up? ;)

Neisha said...

ah, this brings back memories. except that we would hook the sled behind the snowmobile and one of us kids would drive the snowmobile while the others rode in the sled.

Wrena said...

No room for complaining ;) even these lil B.'s say Aw'some' check it out how they get back to the top! Wade talks of machines too...

Robyn said...

That is just awesome and looks like so much fun! What great parent you are!

Ms. Diva said...

That looks like too much fun!!! I'm jealous!!!

carrielt said...

So much fun I'm sure. Back when I was a kid we had to walk uphill both ways. lol I want to come visit and go sledding!

Kim said...

I ditto Ms. Diva! I love snow mobiling! That is awesome!

The Cotton Wife said...

If that's old fashioned, then call me Grandma Walton.

ourtinydot said...

Oh, what my city boys would give for a place like that to ram around. Looks like a lot of fun!

Darcie said...

There is something about those old fashion "gals". It's like an older house...so much more personality.

Looked like a blast!

tberry29 said...

oh how fun that looks. The sledding and the "old gal"...Looks like your bunch is 100% better..glad to see that ; )

Ben, Heather and kids said...

oh.. that looks like SO much fun! do you have room for us? :)

Sharon said...

That sure does bring back memories.
We used to do that when the boys were younger. We had 2 snowmobiles so I had one and hubby had one.
We truly enjoyed it.
Thanks for sharing and I hope that all are feeling better now.

MareBear said...

Here I was thinking we
would see the boys in the
Winter Olympics 2022 or 2026 either playing hockey or speed skating...but...now I'm thinking
it will be luge or bobsled!!

Becca @ Our Crazy Boys said...

They aren't complaining anymore, are they? That's awesome!!!

Anonymous said...

Man!! that sure is a whole lot of fun!!! Fun to keep the old machinery going too--Love the price tags on them!!

Lineman

He & Me + 3 said...

That is the way to go. How fun. Great shots too.

Anonymous said...

That machine reminds me of the time we were at Otter Creek in the winter and we went up into 22 - if I recall - I dumped you! ~linda

Erin said...

Okay, that is cool! Seriously cool.