It seems to me that the powers that be should have canceled school on Thursday when we saw record rainfall and had flash flood warnings. When it was cold enough the next couple of towns over to see snowfall. When the winds were forecasted to gust up to 50 mph. My only guess is that they realized their mistake and/or had a ton of complaints from teachers and parents on Thursday and tried to rectify it by canceling school on Friday instead. But no matter, we had an unexpected 4 day weekend on our hands.
And if you are going to essentially give us a snow day, I want to see snow. So we drove over to Pioneer Town. Built in 1946 as a movie set for western films, not only it is a cool little tourist attraction but it is also just a little higher in elevation than Yucca Valley, which brought the promise of the elusive snow we were searching for. And not only did we find a good amount of snow on the ground, but we caught the last snowfall from the week's worth of storms. The kids were in heaven!
We all have our favored activities when it comes to snow. For Jadyn, it is eating snow, as anyone from last year's storm will remember:
For Jake, it is engaging in a snowball fight:
For me, it is getting pictures in what is clearly a novelty for us:
For Joe, it is indulging my need to have tons of pictures so I will put the camera away and just live in the moment (which I did, by the way):
But eventually the icy snow and gusty winds got the better of us, and not even a warm hug from big brother could keep us happy out in the cold:
Back at home with the rest of the weekend before us, I decided to play with some photo editing tools at Picnik and took a photo of one of the buildings up in Pioneer Town and played with it.
So that is our tale of the nonexistent snow day that turned into a real snow day and another fun family adventure for The Funny Noses.