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Sled Riding Fun

We took our granddaughters sled riding this afternoon.

Harper and Juniper Pulling Sleds Up Hill

We went sled riding on Pool Hill in Youngsville, PA.  Our friends, Marge and Neil, who live near Pool Hill, joined us and enjoyed watching the girls sled ride too.

I think the girls had been sledding for about 40 minutes, when they wanted to take a break.  We took a break from sled riding to have hot cocoa and snacks.  Marge and Neil left us at that time to go for a walk.

We had one close call.  The sled that Harper was on got away from her before she was ready.  She rode backwards into the woods.  Bob was closest to Harper.  He ran to her,but wasn’t fast enough.  Harper ended up riding through brush, narrowly missing a couple tree trunks.  It was scary moment for Harper, Bob, Juniper and me.  Thankfully Harper didn’t get one scratch, sprain or broken bone!  She did want to go home right then and there, though.  We talked Harper into taking one more ride.  There is a quote that says “if you fall off a horse, you get back up”.  If you wipe out on a sled, you get back up.  Harper was a brave girl today. 

We had such a good time today.  It was wonderful to spend time with the girls.  The last time we saw the girls was 2 months ago. I had not been seeing anyone, except Bob, since late November.  COVID-19 was rampant in our small community.  It was my decision to self isolate, as I have underlying health issues.  Given my health issues, I feel that I would not do well if I contracted COVID.  The numbers of positive COVID cases have decreased significantly, and I felt safe once again to be with my granddaughters.

4 Responses to “Sled Riding Fun”

  1. seniorhiker

    I’m glad you were able to spend some time with your granddaughters. I hope Harper’s mis-adventure won’t prevent her from enjoying sledding in the future.

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  2. Lorraina

    It was awesome that you all had a good time sledding with the grandaughters. So glad that an accident didn’t happen and i hope Harper will forget the close call and continue to sleigh cuz that’s what winter is all about. I actually still remember my close call on a……oh, darn, can’t remember for sure what it was called…..it was like a round piece of plastic…. maybe we called it a flying saucer. I rounded a corner too fast and almost flew off onto some sharp clumps of ice that lined the runway. Funny i can still remember that but can’t remember if it was my last ride or not.

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    • Linda G.

      My last time sled riding ended by taking a ride in the ambulance the next day. I hurt my back somehow and could barely move.

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  3. Beatrice

    Bob did get some great video of your granddaughters having such fun, except for those wipeouts. Glad there were no serious injuries. I will admit that I have never been sledding, either as a child or later and certainly as an older adult it’s not an undertaking now. I prefer to keep all my body parts intact. And, as nice as it is going down, there is that walk back uphill, but the hot chocolate and snacks are a great incentive!

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