… to go to the SkiDubai snow park in the morning on a weekday. Not in any particular order.
1. There’s nobody else there…
2. Which means there’s lots of fresh snow to stomp in and make snow angels in.
3. No lines, except ourselves.
4. There are no school kids there either… so you get asked “Why aren’t you in school?” and start coming up with all sorts of answers. “We’re on a field trip… we’ve been studying Switzerland.” or “It’s Winter Wilderness survival training.” (It was Hannah’s birthday… they didn’t believe that).
4. All the staff are fresh and friendly- and bored.
5. So they’ll start throwing snowballs at you. You throw them back… which is breaking the rules. But they let you.
6. They also let you run, even though the sign says “No running, slippery surface.” (it’s not slippery).
7. And some of them help you fight off the other staff by showing you where the best snow is, telling you when they’re on break, and bringing you sleds to keep the snowball stash in.
8. The photographer follows you around…
9. And thinks you’re absolutely hilarious when you start “swimming” in the snow, and laughs really hard while commenting (on our atrocities).
10. The staff “get to know” you and try to scare you whenever you run by, help you find the first “sardine” while playing Squashed Sardines, and seem to enjoy watching you.
We went today for Hannah’s birthday, and had a blast, 8 of us homeschooled girls. 🙂
A third dragon post – dragons in alternate realities – is coming up next… and I have a few other drafts that are incomplete, but coming nonetheless. 🙂