Most of us have heard the old saying, “The family that prays together…stays together.” Yes, our family has absolutely seen the divine power of this phrase. We’ve also learned to mix it up a little by adding the verb, “Plays.” Yes, it’s also true…”The family that plays together stays together!”
A profitable investment in your family is making time for “Balance” activities.” These type of events may require parents to take a vacation day, plan ahead, and ultimately, put forth some more effort ON TOP of normally scheduled activities. While the children are still following OUR agendas, we should invest as much time as possible because, sadly, it’s going by too quickly! Before we know it, the kids will be scheduling us into their itineraries!
This past week, my family took advantage of a homeschool fringe benefit for discount tickets to snow tubing in the beautiful mountains of Virginia. We belong to the REACH Home School group for $35 annually, and take full advantage of discounted field trips/activities/educational classes, etc! We are SO grateful to the organizer of this group and would love to give her a shout out: “Thank you, Wanda, for all that you do!”
Okay, back to the tubing part. If you’re interested in snow-tubing before the winter season ends, you MUST try Massanutten Ski Resort, located in Massanutten, Virginia! The drive from Fredericksburg took a little less than 2 hours, one way. That may seem a bit long but, trust us, it was WELL worth the effort. Having gone on a weekday, the traffic was minimal, and most of the trip was quite beautiful with all of the historic locations, horse farms and white mountains. We are SO blessed to live in an area where we can enjoy fairly easy access to, both the ocean, AND the mountains.
I have attached THIS link for rates and pertinent details regarding snow-tubing. You can also explore all the other exciting things to do at the resort. One thing I’d like to point out about the snow-tubing…You catch a “magic carpet” ride up to the top every time. No lugging yourself, kiddos, and heavy tube up a dozen times!
Here’s some pictures, and even a video of me, my husband, and 5 year old son going down with our tubes attached. It was SO cold but totally worth the experience!!