We’ve been waiting two weeks for snow and it finally arrived! (just in time for us to fly home…). However, we did enjoy one day of sledding down fresh, crisp snow in beautiful Germany.
Snow Day In The Black Forest Of Germany
I’ve been in Germany’s Black Forest over the holidays, a mountainous region in the German southwest state of Baden-Württemberg. It’s where my in-laws live and it has been our base during a relaxing and refreshing stay in Germany.
But one thing was missing: snow.
In fact, I had to chuckle that over the last two weeks on many days it has been colder and wetter in Los Angeles than here in Germany. How is that for irony?
We’ve waited and waited for snow and it finally came: a big storm that dumped a beautiful layer of snow in the mountains surrounding us.
Mind you, we still had to drive over an hour from the Basel area to reach it, but it was totally worthwhile.
I know snow is not that far from Los Angeles either, but life gets so busy at home that we never make the time to drive up to Big Bear or up north just for a snow day.
We spent the afternoon sledding up and down the hill, with the courage of my daughter and son increasing throughout the afternoon to the point in which both wanted to ride by themselves (we didn’t let one-year-old Claire Marie go down the hill herself).
My wife really wants to go skiing: I hope to be able to honor that request one of these years, though I am far more happy curling up in front of a fire and sipping coffee. I’ve actually never been skiing before, as my parents were not so inclined toward that sort of thing while I was growing up.
It was great to have one snow day as we prepare to return to Southern California. Germany is beautiful year-around, but the mountains are particularly gorgeous when covered with snow. It was a great.