For the past few years my husband’s Boy Scout troop has taken a trip to Mammoth Mountain for fun and to work on the Snow Sports badge. While the snow this year was ok on the slopes, there was very little snow in town or at the cabin. (California drought in action)
Years ago I skied, but this trip I was chief cook and dog walker. Between our girls and another family’s pets, 4 dogs shared our trip. The five of us took long walks in the meadow behind the condo while the others were on skiing and snowboarding.
The weekend was sunny and cool, but not cold and the dogs spent hours chasing each other in and out of the stream that followed the walking path. Sometimes we played ball and sometimes we simply walked. Then we would head back to the condo to relax and wait for the next outing.
I love to cook and volunteered to make the dinners for the group of 18. In my down time I planned to knit a lot (cousin’s wedding looming), but the meadow and stream called to me every couple of hours and I decided to give in to the beauty and enjoy the outside.
The meals were great and the knitting was completed on time (after the trip).