Tuesday, October 28, 2008

In the meantime...

Moments for posting thoughts have been hard to come by lately. So, until there is a break in the busyness, I'll just share a glimpse or two of other people having fun.


There are two loading ramps in the back of the school. One is used for deliveries and maintenance daily, but the other one is generally unused... except during sledding, or sliding, season.

Sliding is a sport that requires skill and dedication. It is not to be entered into lightly! (That's mostly a joke.)

The first step is to prepare the course. These two are making sure there is a pile of snow at the base of the ramp. It's critical that the pile be of sufficient size for propelling a sled and its occupants into the air.


The next step is to pour water down the ramp...thus creating a surface just right for high-speed acceleration. Determining whether or not the desired effect has been achieved isn't too difficult. There are always plenty of guinea pigs around.


Finally, the ramp is open for business.


If I had a nickel for every trip down...I'd be rich, rich, rich.


But, I have to say, the pleasure of watching these guys have a good time...


...is a treasure in and of itself.


Robert V. Sobczak said...

Amazing! It's hard to believe it's still summer here in Florida. But we had a cold one today, it didn't break 70. And our night time low is projected to drop down to 47 degrees F. That would set a new record.

Alex said...

I am a huge fan of anything that goes fast and is positioned directly beside anything hard and mostly immovable. Yay!

Kimberlee said...

It's actually a little warm here for this time of year. When I left school last night it was about 25 degrees. That's above normal. It's so warm, in fact, that the ice is still dangerously thin. Enjoy your Floridian cold snap. I know that winter doesn't last long down there! :)

It sounds like you might be a racing fan? If not, you've got me stumped! :)

Steve said...

Yeah, that looks like loads of fun! Hope we get some snow this year. It doesn't usually happen until January for us, if at all.

Kimberlee said...

Hi, Steve. Thanks for saying hello. I hope you get some snow too. I spent a lot of years wishing for snow before moving up here. Even after all this time, I still love it!