Friday, January 30, 2009

On Snow Together at The Club

After two months of traveling on the road and some cold days when the schools were closed I finally got to meet up with the kids at the Boys and Girls Club. It is great to see them again. The kids have a big map on the wall and have been following my travels. I was excited to check out the new ice rink that Bob built this fall. I didn't have a chance to grab my skates though the kids were super excited to glide some laps on the trail behind the club.

Some of the crew, excited to test out the new headlamps from
ActivEdge and a grant from Nike.

Shaylena and Keshawna skiing over to check out the Ice Rink

Hailey, coloring Valentines and reading "Frog and Toad Together,"
before we went out to ski

Don Adams groomed a nice loop behind the club for us to practice on during the week. The club has some classic equipment and we have been able to take 6-8 kids depending on foot size. Last monday, Kaynen went out swimming around in a pair of 46 boots, and 180 classic skis. I didn't think it was going to work, but he was determined to try it. At one point his foot fell out of his boot but he was skiing great. Temperatures were near zero but we stayed warm as long as we got up quickly when we fell. Jathan and Bob had hot chocolate and marshmallows waiting for us back at The Club too.

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