That same friend recently talked us into purchasing some cross country skis. I've been wanting them forever and I knew people had mentioned you could go up here, but we just never got around to committing to getting any. Well he has been building and clearing up a sweet trail down by the river and through the trees and he said we should get some. That was all Tanner needed to be totally on board. So in further attempting to "discover the spirit" of North Dakota, he did all the investigating and we purchased them a couple weeks ago. Last Saturday was the first day we had to go out together with them. So we met up with Mike McBride (aforementioned friend), at the trail head all geared up and ready to go.
One small problem. The guy we bought our skis told us the boots we were buying from another online site would fit the bindings we were purchasing from him. Well - he was wrong. And we didn't even test out our stuff till that morning. Turns out the boots did NOT fit the bindings. I was so saddened by this. Mike happened to have a pair he was going to send back that would fit Tanner, so Tanner got to get that worked out and go with him later that afternoon while I had to work. We sent both our boots back and my new ones came in the mail yesterday! Perfect timing for a beautiful, perfect day off!
And why not finish off with another cuddle pic of our kids? They're so cute.