Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Spring Snow

By the time our spring snow quit falling we had over 12 inches of beautiful new snow. Below Benjamin and David are out shoveling the boardwalk.

Paul made the outlines of a runway with his new used snowmachine. The kids had great fun packing it down with the snow machines and sleds.

The snow was pure powder and Paul was covered in snow after a few runs up and down the runway he was making on the lake.

We put the crew to work shoveling out the pickup.
The kids went down and helped Paul clean the snow off the airplane. Anticipating a big mess on the lake as all this snow melted, he wanted to get the plane off the lake and up to the airfield. I wish I had a video as he actually took off. Snow was flying everywhere and the first part of the snow packed runway was so bumpy that he couldn't get any momentum going. None of us, including Paul, thought it was going to go, but then it smoothed out and our Superhawk sprang into the air.
The C-172 has a lot more power than our little C-150 and Paul knew it would never make it off in the soft snow so he had the city get the loader out and scrape the snow off for a little runway. They made a great little hill with the snow.

The kids have had a great time playing king of the hill on it.
Sarah, Kinsey and Benjamin found that if someone (namely me and Kinsey's mom Teri) lifted up the front of their little car, they could be pulled through the packed snow trails. I didn't last very long at that job.
The kids got busy and started making snow forts on the lake.
Quentin working on his fort.
David and some of the kids taking a rest.
Benjamin enjoying a beautiful spring day.

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