Today our class headed out for some fun in the snow. Something very new and different for those of us from Florida or other parts of the South. As for me, I'm from Tennessee, so our idea of snow is around 1/8 of an inch, and the entire city shuts down. Going into this, I had no idea what to expect. The biggest surprise for me was discovering how they got you up the hill. I never even thought that they might have a small version of a ski-lift for tubes! The first time down was a huge rush. No one mentioned that maybe, when you go down face first, you shouldn't look up at where you're going. I got a face full of snow that made my face go numb instantly. The second time down, I knew better. The 17 tube snake was amazing. Katie was behind me, and she has short legs, so I was hanging onto the tips of her tennis shoes determined not to let go. At the bottom, we were all a site to behold, since we looked like living snow-people. Nate, however, looked like the best. He looked like the spitting image of a Yeti! (or at least what I would imagine a Yeti looks like, seeing as I have never actually seen one.)
After several more trips down, and discovering that knees-first in the tube was the best way to go, and that jeans are not the best snow-wear, we headed out. We stopped at a place called Dairy-Keen, which I guess is Utah's answer for Dairy Queen. The burgers were amazing. I'm not sure if it was that I was so incredibly hungry, or that they were really that good, but I have never tasted a better burger. And the milkshakes, well, they spoke for themselves. Once back at the Chateau, I crashed. And I don't believe a bed in a hotel has ever felt so comfortable. It was a great day!
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