We have had 2 jam packed weekend of skiing in a row!! I however will vote for the 2nd trip! Who wouldn't it involved SHOPPING! haha!
First we went up to Shasta... unfortunately just for the day.... so that involved waking up at 4am so that we could get on the road and cross the mountains to be there for a full day of skiing... well at least till 4 since we still had to drive home! It was 60 degrees.... 60! in February! We were not expecting spring skiing! It was packed and the snow was heavy, but we were skiing! HAHA! We drove out there with some friends Mike and Matt, and we all had a great time! The town of McCloud at the base was just hammered with snow (i guess the mountain was as well) check out those pictures... the snow was WAY over our heads!!! It was so cool! There were a ton of houses that you could barely see because the snow slid off the roofs and met the snow on the ground and totally covered the whole house!
This past weekend we drove up to Ashland/Medford area!! It was alot of fun! Ashland has a super cute downtown area, we also ventured off to some of the outlying towns. The one was totally decked out for Chinese New Year! I've never seen a town decorate for it before! Hell if my didn't work involve China and Thailand I probably would have no idea it was going on! Alex even got to try out a segway! Anywho... we also went shopping- in a real mall! Alex was a champ! He barely complained! haha! The skiing was good as well! It was warm... but not too warm! I wasn't a fan of the mountain at first... but it grew on me!
Unfortunately it was a miracle for Alex to get 2 weekends with no duty in a row- especially since one of them was a holiday weekend! So I'm not sure if we will be having any more weekend getaways... till Vegas that is! We'll see what we can work out though!