This past weekend was the annual church ski trip.  While the original plan was to ski West Virginia, we had to make a slight change Friday night when I called the hotel and they informed me that we would not be able to get there.  Instead we left about three hours later than we had intended and in the opposite direction.  “What can possibly be in the opposite direction of West Virginia for skiing?  Surely you didn’t go all the way to Aspen, did you?”  Yeah.  I know that’s what you’re thinking, but that wouldn’t be at all close.  Instead we went to Paoli Peaks in Indiana.  Okay, so it wasn’t really a “mountain” that we were skiing on so much as a steep hill.  Nevertheless, it was fun:  Arriving at our hotel at 3:30 in the morning.  Hitting the slopes around 10:30 or 11.  Going back for night skiing until 3 in the morning.  Going skiing again the next day at noon.  Taking off back home in the afternoon and having to make multiple potty breaks.

Actually, those were pretty much the only negative things from the trip, which is surprising considering how fast Plan B was developed and put into action.  It was the first trip to Indiana for most of the kids, and they were amazed at how flat it was.  I never broke it to them that we were actually in one of the hillier regions of the state.  Everybody had a blast skiing and snowboarding.  In fact, I was even talked into giving snowboarding a try on Sunday instead of running the black diamonds on skis.  As I like to say after a trip, “We came back with everybody.  No broken bones or hospital visits.  The trip was a success!”

Here are some pictures from the trip.

Our motley crew of skiers and snowboarders.

Saturday while skiing.

My first time snowboarding.

Okay.  I admit.  The last two aren’t actually me.  I don’t actually like to leave the ground when I’m playing in the snow.

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