January 7, 2017
It was a cold clear Saturday and the Bowman family decided to go cross country skiing near the boys'
home. Ski conditions were excellent. Sam skied all the way to the old Healy
Farmhouse, about 5 km. David skied most of way but occasionally held on to the
back of the chariot for a lift.
The lodge was very busy. David cried a bit as his feet thawed out. A young mother told us when her little son's feet are very cold, he puts them on her warm bare tummy. Barbara tried this and it worked! We toasted our pizza and sandwiches on the wood stove. Grandpa offered hot chocolate to everyone. Barbara checked out the birds at the feeder.
Then it was time to ski back to our cars - more downhill this direction. Both boys took short turns in the chariot. We were happy to turn on our car heaters and to head over to the boy's house for a warm up by the fire.