December 29, 2013

Snow Tubing Part 2: Carolyn’s 1st Ride

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Hug for Marcus.

Part 2

Members of the Monte Holland family went snow tubing at Hidden Valley (Southwestern Pennsylvania on the Laurel Ridge) on December 27. My grandson Marcus, 7, helped me document that visit: click on Snow Tubing
Part 1: The Holland Family
. The following relates my first and last snow tube ride.

A snow tube ride became a part of my bucket list, and was accomplished before I ever had a chance to write it down.
I decided I should try one ride if I was going to write this piece. Of course I had to be color coordinated, so chose the yellow tube. As I stepped onto the conveyor belt I almost lost my footing, and I was approaching the top of the hill I wondered what kind of a nut I was.
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However, it was too late to change my mind—the only way down was via snow tube.

At the top I quickly snapped a couple of photos before sitting down.

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Then the worker gave my tube a gentle shove.

The ride was fast and steep. My knit hood was blown off at the first crest.

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14 IMG_5529As the tube crossed the crest I saw the hill’s steepness.

“I’m on this ride to the end,” I thought. “There’s no stopping now.”

The next crest included a dip and a second crest. They preceded a longer section of hill. I heard a yell coming from my throat. The tube turned and I was going down backward. At least before I could see what was coming. Perhaps going backwards was OK.

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My heart beat rapidly as I felt the cold air flashing by me. All too soon my ride was over.

Bad hair day?????

Bad hair day?????

“I knew I would only do this once,” I told everyone as the boys helped me rise from the snow tube. “And I was right. But it was fun.”

Next time we are snow tubing I will do what I do best—watch and take photographs.

For the family snow tubing adventure click on Snow Tubing Part 1: The Holland Family .


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  1. Bad hair day or not, Carolyn you seem to be enjoying yourself. 🙂

    Comment by merry101 — December 30, 2013 @ 12:22 am | Reply

  2. sounds like fun


    Comment by Fred Wells — December 30, 2013 @ 1:21 am | Reply

  3. Awesome pictures, glad you got to enjoy yourselves. Always looking forward to seeing your pictures and adventures 🙂
    Keep on having fun and a Very Happy blessed New Year to everyone. Hugs back to you..

    Comment by Lena — December 30, 2013 @ 8:54 am | Reply

  4. […] Snow Tubing Part 2: Carolyn’s 1st Ride […]

    Pingback by Monte’s First Snow Tubing Adventure | Carolyn's Online Magazine — January 14, 2015 @ 11:25 am | Reply

  5. Ha ha ! So what are some other first and last time adventures you’ve had Carolyn ? Confession time !!!!

    Comment by Grace ) & Fred) Wells — January 15, 2015 @ 3:33 am | Reply

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