As I explained in my previous post, our family spent three fun nights at a Tamarack Resort townhouse over Thanksgiving. The kids had the most wonderful time doing crafts every day, sledding, hot tubbing, watching endless movies, having books read to them, snacking, eating candy, and eating wonderful meals. Oh wait, all the big people got to do those things too (with a bit more work added in). 🙂 On Thanksgiving day we did have turkey and some of the trimmings, but scaled it down so as to have a more relaxed day. It worked and no one went away from the table hungry that’s for sure.
The townhouse had four bedrooms and three bathrooms on three levels. The living/kitchen/dining space was a bit small for the number of people and all our “stuff” but no one ever complained. The hot tub was right out the front door and the sledding hill right across the fence from the hot tub. Pretty convenient. The two dads, Robby and Matt, were the best dads ever, taking the kids sledding any time they wanted and for as long as they wanted, only to be rewarded to the hot tub afterwards. Great weekend, great memories. 🙂
Simone was so proud of her icicle.
But there were tears when it broke on a sled ride. Even daddy couldn’t fix it.
Jayden is a sled sandwich in this next picture. He’s wedged in between Robby and Syd.
The kids made snow globes, Christmas ornaments, gingerbread houses, and reindeer drawings.
Cole got to stay in his jammies all day one day. 😉
On Thanksgiving afternoon we went to the hotel area to go sledding. The snow had melted too much over by the townhouse, so we ventured out. It’s so sad what a ghost town this place is. Many of the houses are still studded walls inside only and the hotel is fenced in and unfinished while being somewhat protected from the rain and snow. Over three days I saw a small handful of people and a few cars in the driveways. It was crazy quiet, a little eerie, but nice at the same time. I was re-reading about Tamarack on-line today. It’s been in bankruptcy for about 10 years now. Anyway, these next pictures are taken over by the hotel. There was a service road with a few bumps and some frozen snow. Everyone was flying down this hill and I was at the bottom taking pictures of their “fun”. This smart girl stayed off the sleds. I think you’ll understand why.
Cole: “You going to do that Grampa?”
Grampa: “I guess I will. It looks easy enough.” (“Oh s _ _ _!”)
That evening a few “I dare ya’s” started, and this was the result.
All I can say is “the family that hot tubs together, stays together?” Love you all and thanks for a fun and memorable Thanksgiving weekend kids. (Grampa seconds that.)