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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Best Sledding Hills in Vienna & What Else To Do When It Snows

It's coming.



At least, that's what the weather forecasters say. (And this time I think they will be right!)

Whenever anyone talks about snow, don't you find your mind wandering back to your childhood and remembering all the adventures you had in the snow? We sure do. Some of us on The Belt Team started out life in Southern California. We didn't have much experience with snow in our early days. In fact, we hardly even ever saw rain! I remember traveling to Denver for a wedding once and in order to play in the snow, we had to wrap plastic baggies around our hands & feet because we didn't own gloves or boots (who needed gloves & boots at the beach?!).

38 years ago this month, we moved from California to Vienna. And not long after we arrived, IT SNOWED! Dad bought us our first sled and we immediately set out to enjoy this new world of speed & excitement. We had an old-fashioned Flexible Flyer sled and soon gained a reputation for the fastest sled in Waverly. We'd sled for hours and hours, with brief intermissions for hot chocolate and sustenance, only to head out for more. Night-time sledding was the best.

Those were the days.

Since we're expecting "1 to 2 feet" of snow this weekend (not 1-2 inches like usual), we thought we'd share what we think are the . . .


6. Clarks Crossing Park

5. Cunningham Park Elementary School

4. Glyndon Park

3. Abbotsford Drive in Waverly

2. The "Bowl" at Wolftrap Farm Park

1. The BIG HILL AT WOLFTRAP - This is the "Daddy of em all"!

So what are your favorite snow memories? And your top spots for sledding? (It all depends on where you live in Vienna, doesn't it?!)

PS - If you start going stir-crazy and need to get out, there's one place in Vienna we have always found open during a snow storm (at least since 1977 when it opened) and that's The Amphora. Even back in the 90's when we had three double-digit snow storms in a several week period, The Amphora stayed open.

PPS - If you need to gather some energy for all that sledding, you may want to go to Jammin Java on Friday Night for "The Benefits of Chocolate". It's a fundraiser for the Stroke Comeback Center in Vienna and starts at 6:30PM. They will have music, "chocolate choices", food, drinks & an art auction with paintings done by local physicians during the evening! (UPDATE: 2PM FEB 5TH - JUST RECEIVED TWEET FROM JAMMIN JAVA - THIS EVENT IS CANCELED DUE TO SNOW)

PPPS - If you dig out by Sunday, come visit one of our open houses in Vienna. Check our real estate blog first for cancellations due to the weather)

~ Sunday, Feb 7th from 1PM to 4PM - 10240 Dunfries Road - $889,000
~ Sunday, Feb 7th from 2PM to 4PM - 201 Charles Street SE - $1,295,000

And now that you know how to keep yourself busy this weekend . . .


1 comment:

  1. From Jean Sabanosh Lupinacci: "Does anyone remember sledding down Hannah's Hill at night and the big bonfire on the top of the hill?"