Monday, March 2, 2015

NEVER TOO OLD !!!



 Not far from here is our local ski slope..
It's small by most standards but it serves a purpose
 and can be seen from almost anywhere.
They make their own snow 
and have an area carved out for tubing.
SO 
what do 75-85 year olds do on a beautiful if not brisk winter day?





We go tubing...
 


There won't be a lot of words in this post..
The pictures speak for themselves.
The "inner tubes" get pulled up by you
 to a "moving sidewalk"which pulls you up to the top of the slope .
Getting on and off of it is the hard part but it gets easier.
(especially when one of the staff takes your tube up on top of his).







Here we go..the trick is to go down facing the front.
I went down backward the first time.



This is one of the adjacent ski slopes..
















Another trick is to go down in groups  giving you more momentum and getting you to the end..
This next picture has been everywhere...
I was standing next to the news media when it was taken.
This is my version.





Who brought the marshmallows...?


Of course all this fresh air stirs up an appetite...
Sloppy joes , Soup,Chips and cookies ..




Our ever present wellness center staff handed out
 "certificates of accomplishment."





It was lots of fun.



Of course the local news was there enforce..It's a BIG deal !!

 CBS 5PM


CBS 5PM


CBS 6PM



ABC 5PM


ABC 6PM


ABC 6PM


ABC 27

 
Two local newspapers were there as well.
Front page headlines..

 
It was a fun day !! Thanks BV...


15 comments:

CatTales said...

What fun! Gorgeous day to enjoy all the festivities. Thx for sharing the photos - you guys really made the headlines!

eileeninmd said...

Happy March, Missy! That's right you are never too old to go snow tubing.. I have done it, it was lots of fun! Looks a great event and a great day. Enjoy your Monday!

Lilasesazuis Gata said...

Missy, querida,

Que dia delicioso...esquiando!!

Ah, como eu gostaria de um dia conhecer...

Eu ainda não conheço a neve...fico encantada!

Tenha uma semana bem bonita!

beijinhos,

Lígia e =^.^=

Diane said...

That does look fun!

September Violets said...

Oh my gosh!! This had me smiling, and you all look like you're having the time of your lives!! Wonderful :D
What a great idea that the ski slopes and the wellness centre put this together for you. I hope you get back there again before the snow melts ;)
Wendy

Junebug said...

How fun!!What a great activity to do. It looks like everyone had a blast! And then yummy food for the tummy. Yep, never too old, go for it!

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

wow!!!!

you guys rock!!!!

good for you!!!

and you all look pumped.

what a great outing...

Tessa~

Cuzin John said...

Looks like a lot of fun...BUT 25 is a bit too low for these creaky bones and thinned out blood. Guess I'll have to go to Zuma Beach (Malibu) and sit in the sun and watch the surfers!!!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

That looks like AWESOME fun!

NanaDiana said...

OMGOSH, Missy!!!! What a fun, fun time...and to be able to get out and just DO that! How wonderful. Those are really great pictures and I love to see seniors in the news for events like this.
I am so glad you went and had fun. xo Diana

Anonymous said...

your pix are better than the ones that Bethany posted.....where are you? Looks like lots of fun..Ann

Stewart M said...

There are two small people here- and at least one larger one - who would love to have a good at that!

Nice.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Cranberry Morning said...

Good grief, that looks like so much fun!! And now you're famous besides. Lol. Great photos.

Kelly Deal said...

Oh how fun Missy! No, you're NEVER too old to go tubing!

Beverly Frankeny said...

That's pretty cool!!! Well, actually, pretty cold! Looks like you all had a whopping good time! And now you guys are famous!