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Looking for Snow

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... And we found it! [My sister-in-law points the way as we ride up the magic carpet]

We live in the San Francisco Bay Area, where the closest thing to "white" we get is fog. Or a touch of frost. My oldest was born in New York when there was still snow on the ground, but dipping him in a pile of it in Central Park wasn't sufficient to claim the experience. Meanwhile, my youngest had heard plenty of classmates rave about their weekend trips to snow country.

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My brother and his wife hosted us in an amazing vacation rental this past weekend, and the boys finally had the sledding-tubing-snowplay experience they had dreamed about. As a bonus, we found a snowmobiling activity that both of them enjoyed. My boisterous youngest whipped around the course as if he had been doing it all his life; my cautious oldest puttered around slowly (lapped by his brother nine times) but with a smile on his face.

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(At the end of the final lap, my youngest crashed into a row of parked mobiles while my oldest slowly stopped about 10 feet shy of where he was supposed to park. That pretty much sums up their personalities.)

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This weekend reminded me of how much I miss being in the mountains. My boys loved their experience and are already begging to go back.

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Fun! I've never seen a mini-snowmobile like that. Very cool.

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