I would like to award three medals for sledding… one Evel Knievel Award for Sledding Awesomeness goes to Hodgie. I was first impressed by his ability to ride down an entire hill standing on a toboggan, however that feat was eclipsed by some mad-crazy face-first half-pipe tree-avoiding tricks.
One Narrowly Avoided a Hospital Visit Award goes to Mom, Aunt Peggy and Christopher for their epic wipeout while we were night-sledding. I breathlessly ran down the huge hill to see if they needed an ambulance - turns out they were laughing so hard and were so entwined that they could not move.Aunt Peggy – “Am I bleeding? Oh no, is my face bleeding?!”
Mom covered in snow post-wipeout
Finally, the Most Cousins on a Toboggan Award goes to RaeRae, Topher, Hodgie, Danielson, Nubz, Kly, Jesser and me. That was an epic wipeout, too, but less dire than Mom's/Aunt Peggy's.
Look at my face. I'm the only one on this
ill-fated contraption who fears imminent injury.
And rightly so. Look at this pileup!
Snowman WrestlingWhat happens when you see a 6-foot tall snowman minding his own business at the bottom of a huge snow covered hill? If you're from Wisconsin, nothing happens. You leave it alone and go about your life, uninjured. If you're from Florida, you decide to attack it at full tilt and take that sucker down to the ground...
...until it takes you down to the ground, you big doof, because it's frozen solid as a brick wall. The medal goes to Daniel for getting worked by sculpted precipitation. Or maybe it should go to the snowman.
Hodgie and Daniel are the only ones who can win this, because they are the only Floridians dumb enough to go ice fishing.
Hodgie said, “I didn’t see one fish all day, but it was still awesome.”
Though the Floridians naturally had never been skiing or snowboarding, we were lucky that the Wisconsinites (namely my Type A counterpart Erricka) were fully prepared with cool gear. When we arrived at Wilmot, we looked like pros.
I think we all get medals for trying... but the Wisconsonites are the only ones with any skill.
Some honorable mentions:
Snow Wrestling: I guess we both win because we hugged afterward.
Shot-ski: Oh, Wisconsin.
Biggest Hamburger: Hodgie, Daniel and Topher