Simon hired a toboggan from Launceston Sport and Surf which was only $15 for the day and well worth it for all the fun sliding we did down the hill. Some of the Young Adults brought big tyres but they did not tend to go as fast and as smoothly as the toboggan.
Oliver surprised me the most getting right into the swing of things. He would get someone to carry him up to the top of the hill and then would roly poly all the way to the bottom. After spending about two hours sliding and throwing snowballs (Daniel Reid and Paul Travers - thanks for the beauty in the leg) the kids started to whinge, wanting to go back to the car. Once in the car we changed them and had hot chocolate and chocolate biscuits - easy to please my kids. About two minutes into the drive back down the mountain Oliver was fast asleep, all tuckered out from his adventures in the snow.
Hallie said she liked the snow but did not want to go back in a hurry. I didn't blame her as I found half of Ben Lomond's snow in her gum boot when I took it off and her feet were as cold as ice - excuse the pun. Pity there was not more snow but we still had a fun family day together.
Told you there was a lot of mud up there - looking forward to cleaning it Simon?