Winter Break in Bear Valley I
December 25 - December 30, 2019




Ralphie is sleeping over




Good morning




On our way




Arriving sunny Bear Valley




Lots of Christmas gifts to assemble




Cool new book




Lounging with Sean




Cheers to our guests




Playtime




All the salmon gone




Almost time to bed




One last cuddle with Ralphie




Evening reading




Beautiful morning




Just a little bit of snow on the deck




Cleaned in no time




Boys playing




Christof joins the action




Let's dig up the fireplace




Yay!




Snow boots for Ralphie




Heading to the lake




So exhausting to walk




Deep snow




On the dam




Resting after all that digging




Fire




And marshmallows




Mama in with Philip who is a bit sick




Big boys out




Cross-country




Peter loving it




With Papa




Warming hut




Snack




Which trail do we take next?




Awesome sunshine




Happy outside




Continuing on




Dan having fun




Peter too




Oops




A well-earned burger after many miles




Great job!




Board game back home




And some electronics, of course




Out on our bunny hill




See if we remember how to do downhill




Yes, no problem




Ski lift




Getting ready for another run




It's not steep enough :-)




On to making perfectly round snowballs




And playing with Ralphie




He loves the attention




Peter the builder




Smell this




Fetch




Inside in the warm house




Some serious chess game




And out again




Philip ready to slowly go outside




Snowman




Ralphie exploring the neigborhood




Building a trap




Covering it nicely




After Peter stepped right in it




Movie-star in the making




The director planning the shots




Fat dog and the intruder who wants to steal the necklace




A tender moment




The director trying to tell the actor what to do




Hmm?




Sean working on his own version of the movie




The movie star




Good dog




Exhausted director




Putting the movie together




With captions, music, and all




Philip doing crafts with Mama




Dog or seal, depending who you ask




Movie night




All in




Another sunny morning




Waiting for our season's passes




We got temporary passes...




Ready to hit the slopes




On the "Monkey Express"




Stopping for a picture




Then moving on




Peter teaching Philip




Photo stop with Mama




And another one




Lunch on the floor




Good to sit no matter where




Getting off Polar Express




Discussing which way home




Our first time on the "Lunch Run"




Down we go




Straight back home

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