We’ve been meaning to do this for years, but it never really worked out until now: we took the boys up to Silver Star to see what they thought of Tube Town, where you ride an inner tube down a mountain. I really wish we’d been able to get pictures of the kids sitting in the tubes (Brayden in particular was wicked cute), but we obviously didn’t have any spare hands. The first ride went well, but when Brayden and I got to the top for a second try, he decided he wanted to go play in the snow. This was a problem given that we still had to get DOWN the mountain, so I ended up hanging on to his coat to keep him from diving out of the tube on our way down the hill. Justin, however, fell in love with the tubing experience (what’s not to love when all you have to do is sit in a tube while someone else pulls you around?) and he and his dad went down at least half a dozen times.
While we waited, Brayden and I explored a bit. One man who walked by noted that Brayden “sure has a lot of energy” — I get so sick of people pointing this out. Like I haven’t noticed. Anyway, I finally bought him some food and that kept him content until Chris and Justin finished up and we all went to the restaurant. I knew enough to bring along coloring books and crayons, so that kept the boys busy while Chris and I had a meal. (I also knew that Justin wouldn’t eat anything but fries when we went out, so I was wise enough to bring some snacks from home so he wouldn’t get too cranky from lack of food.) Justin actually fell asleep in the car on the way home and both boys were in bed asleep before 8 p.m. A great day overall!