Swim to Snow

Swim to Snow

I SCREAMED as I slid down the pitch black tunnel. I pointed my toes and leaned back so that I would drop down faster, and then I screamed again. Suddenly, I burst out into the light with a big splash. Lily was waiting for me. “Did you like it?” she asked.

“Let’s go again!” I said in reply. We held hands as we bounded for the stairs. She went up quickly, lithe as a little sprite. She was soon out of sight as I lumbered up the four flights of steps behind her, but she waited for me at the top and we went down the water slides again.

bottom of slide

We were spent the morning in the hot, humid water park, splashing, swimming, and laughing. By the time our fingers were wrinkled and pruny, we went back to our hotel room, packed our bags, and bundled up. We headed out to the parking lot. Now we were slipping and sliding on the poorly plowed pavement rather than sliding down a tube of water.

That afternoon, we headed out into the sunshine and the snow. We had arrived at Grandpa’s house! The temperature was winter-warm. The snow was just right for packing into snowmen and snowballs.

making snowmen

We searched for good snowman making materials; long, curly sticks from a willow tree, dry brown leaves and smooth gray stones, plump red berries that had fallen on the snow.

Making snowmen

It was a day of opposites; swimming, water slides, snowmen and snowballs. What fun it was!

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10 Responses to Swim to Snow

  1. kathrynann24 says:

    Sounds like so much fun!! Your pictures make me miss snow…just a little. :) We live in Georgia and it's going to be 80 degrees here today. No snow lol. Stopping by from SITs! Have a great weekend.
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  2. What an awesome combination!

  3. debby9972 says:

    It looks like it was a whole lot of fun!
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  4. OneMommy says:

    Love that intro! You had me pulled in… It sounds like so much fun!

    Making snowmen with the little ones… one of my favorite winter activities!

  5. Now that was fun…………..what a wonderful time. The best of both worlds!
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  6. Oh Ginny! You did a great job of capturing the fun that day! I am glad you have created more wonderful memories with you family! I love the snowmen too!

  7. Jeanne says:

    Fun day! "Packy" snow is the best for making snowmen. Going from the hot and humid into the cold outside must have felt great on the skin. Years ago I use to take a sauna then go out into the snow… awesome feeling!
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  8. I adore you pictures!! Adore them! What a fun day and who would have ever thought you could get water slide and snowman action in the same day!!! Love it! –Lisa
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  9. Stacie says:

    What a fun day of very contrasting activities!
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  10. Julie Moore says:

    Looks like you had a great time! :)

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