Monday, February 7, 2011

McCall Winter Carnival 2011

Andrew and I decided that we wanted to go the the McCall Winter Carnival this year.  If you don't remember our fiasco of trying to go up last year, you can read about it here.  We learned a lot from it and this time we went prepared.  On Wednesday night, we packed a change of clothes for every boy (two for Deker in case he had an accident since we had just potty trained him the week before).  We put everything in the van so that we would be ready to go first thing Thursday Morning. 

I am happy to say, that this year, we actually made it!  I think Deker is going to be cursed with motion sickness because he threw up close to the same time that he did last year.  But since we actually went prepared, we (Andrew) was able to change his clothes, clean out the car seat and we continued on our way. 

We had a lot of fun up there.  After being outside for a little while, sledding and walking around, we headed back to the van to warm up and have lunch.  Saw more sculptures and then headed home.  It was a great spending the day together.

Here are quite a few pictures of our time there.

First up, Andrew taking Keagan and Deker sledding down the hill and almost onto the frozen lake.
From the top of the sledding hill.  Looking out over the frozen/snow covered lake, then to the mountains.  Beautiful.
 There were quite a few snow sculptures of trains.  My boys loved every one of them.
During the week, there is an ice sculpting contest.  The day we were there, was the last day before they needed to be finished.  Keagan and Deker were very entranced with watching this guy.  He was very nice and talked to them about what he was doing.
This was was quite the display.  There was a house, a mining car coming out of a mountain, an ice slide, snowmobile to sit on, lots of trees, etc.
 This was Andrew's favorite...A double outhouse with a guy sitting down reading the paper with his pants around his ankles. The other side where people could sit. 

1 comment:

Dangela said...

What fun! I wish we could have gone this year. Maybe next year. I am always amazed at the sculptures--what talent!