Sunday, March 7, 2010

The Alps...of Afton, MN

This past weekend, we headed up to Afton, MN to Afton Alps for a day of skiing and snowboarding with the Pines and the Siskows. We drove up Friday night to the Twin Cities and then hit the "slopes" (hills) all day Saturday. This was Aaron's first time snowboarding, so Friday night, Derek and I tried to give him a few pointers before we got out on the snow.
...I think he is getting it!
Aaron got so good in practice, he could even count his money...
Saturday was gorgeous, sunny and temperatures in the 40's. While the Siskow's were renting their gear, Joni, Heather, Derek and I headed up the bunny hill to warm up. The gals were skiing and the guys were snowboarding.
Dawn got her skis on and Heather and Joni gave her some quick lessons...all smiles on a sunny day!
Joni and Heather...ready to go!
Joni and Derek are all smiles, excited for a fun day in the snow.
Heather and I are all smiles too, it was so nice out I didn't even wear a stocking hat!
Aaron and Derek and I taking the lift to the top!
Heather and I on the chair lift.
Heather, Joni and Dawn...snow bunnies at the top of the hill!
After lunch, Aaron found money in the parking this was a legitimate money counting picture, 6 dollars!
Group Photo at the end of the day.
We had a blast skiing and snowboarding with the Pine's and the Siskow's. Can't wait till next year to do it again! We did manage to stop at Ikea and the outlet malls on the way home...and found some great deals! All in all, it was a great weekend full of fun with friends!

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