Totally serious... We went sledding on the most active volcano in Europe.
Which just so happens to be the volcano that created the island of Sicily... ya know, the volcano I'm always complaining about spewing ash & volcanic lava rocks all over my patio??
Mt. Etna, duh.
Anywhoo... it was on the news a couple of weeks ago...
eruptin' all over the place...
But before our adventure up the
mountain er, volcano...
It was sunny and nice down at our house :)
Aaron was actually planning on going surfing if we couldn't go sledding!
We took Nick and Jess along for the ride!
Our friend, Mario, got us a Mitsubishi 4x4 for the trip
so that we didn't get stuck like last time in our little car! hehe
Snowy hillside on the way up!
Jess lookin' bored..
we got a little lost on the way up the mountain.. oops!
This is about the time we put it in 4-wheel drive!
This thing was serious... look at all those gadgets... ha!
After a few hours, we finally made it to the top!!
We rented sleds and hit the slopes...
SO MUCH SNOW!
Seriously... I've never seen so much snow.
Aaron looked pretty intense.
He was ready for some action!
:) Love that man.
Haha.. that would be me (up to my knees in fresh powder)
and Nick & Jess... attempting to sled.
And by attempting to sled, I mean failing miserably.
There we are again... freezing.
And up to our knees in snow.
Walking up the hill...
And we only made it down once before giving up...
But it was totally worth it :)
Nick after his run down the mountain...
I'm sure it was intense.
Taking a breather.
Yeah, I felt like that hike took FOREVERRRR...
Underneath the face cover, that's a huuuuge smile.
I'm such a kid. ha!
And obvi, so is my husband...
Sliding down the hill face first!
Gotta love him :)
What can I say?
And then... we headed to the "bar" for some chiocolata calda
(aka hot chocolate.)
Oh and for you cool peeps back home,
this is the proper way to use an Italian toilet...
PROOF that I was on a volcano...
That is LAVA covered in snow :)
sexy beast is me our ride!
(But I am in the front seat! baha!)
Oh and that would be Mario creepin' to the right.. hehe
And that, Lady Friends, would be how to have a super fun Saturday in Sicily...
Go sledding on a volcano, duh.