I try not to have very high expectations for New Years. I figure we have a memorable and amazing New Years every five years or so. Most of the time its just a whole lot of hype. This year, our friends, the Wilcox's invited us to Windham, VT-- about two hours south of Jericho. They had invited us down to their family house in the fall and we weren't able to come, so we jumped at the opportunity to join them.
It was cold and we didn't come very prepared, but that didn't stop us from having fun! They have a rope tow for sledding, a pond for skating (and about 20 pair of skates in almost every size), and lots of trails for skiing (and Whiskey boxes along the way).
The kids all slept in a fabulous bunk room and the adults went out for a full moon ski before midnight (temps were well below zero). It was the perfect New Years. We stayed up until after midnight, got in our New Years kisses. Everyone had a ball!
As we drove down to Windham, we jotted down our top ten list for 2017. Here's what made the list:
- Hiking in the Pemigewasset Wilderness
- Chabegue Island
- Pisgah/North Carolina
- Mont Tremblant
- Fresh grass with the Davidsons
- Meeting up with John at Arnold Lake
- Skiing as a family- SNSC
- Great teachers at JES
- Bates Burning Man camping in NH/Maine