Monday, January 19, 2009

Trip to Soda Springs

We made an impulsive(as in, decided after 8pm the previous night) and unprepared(as in, we didn't plan an itinerary, print directions or even pack lunch for the kids) trip to Lake Tahoe on Sunday. We stopped at Soda Springs ski resort, the first resort we hit on I-80. Our initial plan was to stop at the resort for an hour or so and then head down to the lake. But the resort was just so much fun that we ended up spending all our time there.

First we let Kavya and Karthik do what they had come there for - play in the snow.




We then headed to Planet Kids which, as the name indicates, was the area intended for kids. Kavya and Karthik first took a couple of rides on the 2 tube carousels (essentially, carousels with tubes that slid on the snow taking the place of the usual seats).



There were also a couple of large, fenced-in play areas - with a very slight incline - intended for little skiers and snowboarders. So the little ones had their first skiing experiences here and had a blast.



With some roller skating lessons behind her, Kavya took to it quite well and after a few practice runs with me holding her, had many solo runs.




Karthik was rather uncoordinated initially and had trouble walking with the skiis but with some help from the instructors, was able to have a few solo runs too.

9 Comments:

At 11:30 PM, Anonymous ram said...

A & B,
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cute kids...
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cute kids!
- ram

 
At 3:50 AM, Blogger Rubygal said...

omg.they are so cute and adoreable..you sure are one proud parent balaji..A sweet family..

 
At 3:51 AM, Blogger Rubygal said...

omg..they are sooooooooo cute..you are one proud parent..how old are they??

 
At 6:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is good to see your kids getting enthusiastically involved in snow sports, bb! Much better than video games...

 
At 12:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The kids have grown up so much.
Seetha
P.S first time commenting, Long time reader/fan.

 
At 3:47 AM, Blogger Chandra Prakash said...

can i know where is the place .

 
At 10:18 PM, Blogger Balaji said...

ram, thanx :)

rubygal, 7 and 3 1/2. and thanx :)

anon, if they get hooked onto video games, i'll be the one to blame :)

seetha, oh yes they have :)

chandra, its on I-80 just before u hit Truckee :)

 
At 10:18 AM, OpenID rathinumberone said...

i've already commented on them in previous posts. again solren, plz suthi podungga. naane romba kannu vechiten. :)

btw how is the interaction between them normally? it's so cute to see how kids have occasional fights and make up so fast. :)

-rathi-

 
At 11:09 PM, Blogger Funtabulous said...

Hi Balaji

Those are two adorable kids you have there.But kids always r arent they?

I accidentally came across your site trying to find some tamil movies for my uncle....and as usual lost track... ended up enjoying the heated discussions and comments.

Gook luck to u and happy blogging!

 

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