It seems somehow fitting that I post photos of a holiday sledding trip on the same day I'm leaving for the sunny beaches of Gold Coast. It is my first visit to Australia, and I couldn't be happier (well, I could if I were going just on holiday instead of for work, but I'm sure I'll manage to fit in a bit of fun while I'm there.) At the very least it will be a chance to thaw out after a few snowy frigid days in Utah.
I'm pretty certain this was my niece and nephew's first sledding adventure - we took them to the foothills above my hometown where my brother, sister and I learned to sled.
They were both a little uncertain at first. We started on the small hills and their parents rode with them, but it only took a few rides before they were ready to go it on their own and next thing we knew they were looking for bigger hills.
Wouldn't it be amazing to have the energy of a 3 and 5 year old?
The very best part of being home for me is spending time like this with my family - memories like this are life's greatest gifts.
Any of you out there from Australia? Every been to Gold Coast? What are the must see/do's for me while I'm there?