This spring break I went on a six day trip to Mammoth with my dads side of the family. There was ten of us in all: my grandpa, grandma, Charlie, Jen, Bella, Julia, Liliana, my dad, brother, and me. You could say it was somewhat chaotic, there was a lot of peoplein one house. I got yelled at a few times and got mad at others a few times… but that’s family.
Day one: The first day was all driving. We left Santa Barbara at four after I got off of work. It was a later start then we usually get but it was okay. Liliana, Julia, Billy (my brother) and my dad (and obviously me) were in my dads car, the rest of the family was already in Mammoth. We got there around 11:30 and we were all so tired and when we got there but we had to unpack the car. We did that as fast as possible and we were in bed by 12:15 and excited for the next day.
Day two: The whole family woke up early and were ready to ski/snowboard. Jen (my aunt) made us a huge breakfast that was delicious. She made us eggs and toast and cut up some fruit and coffee. We all ate and then got ready for the day. The first day was cold so we had to wear a lot of layers. Most of the family went skiing/snowboarding but my grandparents and Jen stayed behind. When we got to the mountain we were all super excited and ready to go. Since everyone in my family is at different levels we all took Canyon Express for our first run because it is an easy run and everyone could handle it. Bella was learning… more like teaching herself how to snowboard this trip and Liliana is a beginner at skiing so they stayed on Canyon Express and Schoolyard. My dad, Billy, Julia, Charlie, and me all went off and did some more difficult runs though. Then we all met up for lunch. After lunch some of us went home because we were tired. And by 5 everyone was home and it was time for dinner.
Day three and four: They were pretty much the same as day two, It was snowing and cold and we needed a lot of layers. However they were somewhat different because Bella was able to go on the more difficult runs with the family and Liliana was getting lessons so she could ski with us on the last day. We also were able to meet up with our friends from SB which was fun. When we got back to where we were staying all the kids would go to the hot tub while the parents made dinner. After dinner we played charades, which my family gets very competitive about. And then it was off to bed.
Day five: It was our last day of skiing/snowboarding. Day five was different though because it was super hot. Very few layers were necessary, we were all just in snow pants and a sweatshirt. On the last day we met up with all of our friends that were up there and it was super fun. The only thing that was a bummer about the last day was that all of our faces got super sunburnt and by the end of the day the snow was pretty much all slush. Then it was back to where we were staying for a big family dinner and to pack so we could leave the next morning.
Day six: We woke up at 8 and it was time to pack up the cars and hit the road. My friend Matty, one of the people we met up with in Mammoth was driving home with us so we also had to go pick him up. We all went to the Stove for breakfast and then we were off! Our only pit stop on the way home was Convict Lake which was a quick stop and very pretty. The rest is pretty boring… just driving nothing special.
Spring break was a success and very memorable!