He did all sorts of things while he was on his own little vacation...
He played with Mardi Gras beads JoPa brought him back from Louisiana...
Honey and JoPa also bought him an inflatable toy equipped with plastic balls to play in. Mom said he had a lot of fun with it.
He even went to the park for the very first time with one of his favorites....Sunnie.
Elaine and Darrell have a cabin at Beech Mountain, NC, so we treked the 8.5 hours in the car (need I mention in the very, very back seat of the Sequoia) on Friday afternoon. We didn't go alone. Trey, Jeff, Shawn, and Clarkie (the Graham's) went with us.
We didn't arrive until the wee hours of the morning on Saturday. I'm talking like 2 am! The last time I saw 2 am was when Miles was still nursing. Here's the kicker...it was snowing!!
That morning (later that day) we rented our ski stuff and hit the slopes. It was snowing cats and dogs. I'm talking blizzard-like conditions with wind chills in the teens. It didn't stop us from skiing our little hearts out, though.
It was snowing so hard that you could barely see.
That night we took a break and ate some dinner. Then, all of the guys decided to go night skiing, but since the wind chills were in the negatives, Clarkie and I opted for an evening on the couches in the warmth.
The next day it was still cold, but it was sunny out instead of snowy. We hit the slopes for the afternoon ski, which is apparently the same idea everyone else on the mountain had that day. It was so crowded that we waited in line for a lift to the semi top of the mountain for 1 hour!! The main lift (the quad that carries 4 people to the top of the mountain) was broken.
The skiers--Shawn, Clarkie, Trey, Me, Jeff and Matt (so proud of Clarkie for giving it her all on her first go-round at skiing)
Having fun in the snow and sun!
Later on that day, Matt and I were tired of waiting in line so we hit the bunny slopes because the line was much quicker. It was almost quitting time when the quads opened back up, so we skied down to get on and headed to the very top of the mountain. We should have stayed at the bottom! Trey fell off the lift while trying to get off, but the lift wouldn't stop. Matt had to scream at the workers to get them to stop it. Well, it wouldn't start back up. To add to that whammy, Shawn and Jeff were four chairs back. Needless to say, they got stuck on the lift for 30 minutes in the cold, wind. We tried to wait on them, but it was just too cold.
I was FREEZING and I am literally speaking here! My toes were icicles. Matt and I ventured down the mountain and Trey, Shawn and Jeff eventually followed.
Despite our escapades on Sunday, we had a really great time with some awesome friends. We were very ready to get back to Miles though. Those 8.5 hours weren't as fun on the way back as they were on the way there.
Mom and Dad met us at the Memphis airport with Miles and all of his loot. We picked up Mimi who came in from Naples and headed back to Jackson.