We have wanted to take the boys skiing/snowboarding this winter, but just never had a chance to. There is actually a homeschool group that gets great discounts at some of the NC slopes (like $20 per person for a whole day, including lift tickets, rentals and a lesson!), but whenever we had a free day, it was just too warm. Finally, last week, on the last day of the season for the homeschool discount, Darren was able to take Z, Melaku, Alex and Justin. Z and Melaku took lessons, and then had a great day on the slopes. Melaku had a harder time, because he wanted to snowboard, even though we told him it would be easier to start with skiing; but he still enjoyed it. Hopefully next year we can all go for a little bit longer.