Last weekend we headed up to the Sierras for some snow play, taking advantage of a late-winter storm. We rode the Amtrack train from Emeryville to Truckee -- which was 6 hours on the way up and 7 on the way back. Not exactly quick. But quite fun, especially during the last couple of hours, watching the winter wonderland speeding by our windows. We had lunch in the dining car too:
When we arrived in Truckee at 3:30, we took a quick cab to our hotel, threw on our snow suits, and took another cab to a local (free) little sledding hill. We spent 2 hours in the beautiful powder, and Theo just loved sliding down the hill on the sled -- or on his belly.
Theo was a trooper during the loooonnnng train rides. (Of course, a few rounds of Angry Birds on mommy's phone helped a lot. I've become one of those parents.) Meanwhile, I was busy furiously reading Freedom, which I finished just in time for book group.
While Jeff and I are not big skiiers, I hope Theo will learn through friends or his cousins, because he sure does love the snow.