Yesterday Mascha and the girls went skiing. Roos-Marijn isn’t as much skiing as she is flying over the various jumps. Dad this year skipped the fun because he is going to get a surgery on his shoulder in January and it is not a good idea to take a fall. Also mom was complaining about her knees and muscles after a day of skiing … it won’t be much longer before the parents won’t be able to keep up with the kids anymore.
Tonight Santa came to visit us again like he did last year and the year before that. Surprisingly he also brought exactly the presents that were high on the wish list of Alex and Roos. The #1 item this year on both their lists were Ugg boots. Santa also read everybody’s favorite Christmas story: “It was the night before Christmas.”
Tonight we also had a very nice dinner in a restaurant in Park City. It is called Wahso and they have the best appetizer: steamed buns with pork belly (essentially just bacon). Tomorrow there will be some skiing if everything goes as planned. At the moment it is snowing and if it stops by tomorrow morning it will be a wonderful day.
Yesterday we drove to Deer Valley, Utah for a short Christmas vacation. Deer Valley was tremendously fun experience in the last few years and Roos and Alex really enjoyed it here. There is a kids day program that they really loved: playing in the snow, arts&crafts and a little screen time as well. The drive over here is quite a long one: about 11 hours but it is worth it ! Below is a picture of the sunset while driving on I-15 in Utah. The trip from Irvine is about 1100 km but it is in three very distinct sections: 100km from Irvine to Highway I-15, 900km on Highway I-15, 100km from exit I-15 to the hotel.