Future Father Patrick catches some air on the way down the hill
For those of us in Southern California, a delightful day trip is to head out on the 10 Freeway and head into the city of Palm Springs to visit the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. The trip takes but 10 minutes to the top of Mt. San Jacinto, but once you are up there, it's another world.
High country. Pines. And at this time of year with the right weather conditions . . . SNOW. Yesterday there was about three feet of it, and while I realize some of you have to live with that stuff all winter long, for a couple of kids from Santa Ana, it was a treat to get up and play in it. As were a lot of children, with a myriad of snowball fights going on, snowmen getting built, and defying death down dangerous slopes - or, at least, so it seemed to a child on an out-of-control piece of plastic sled.
And for me - aw, for a girl outta da Bronx, ain't nothing like snow for play! I am just grateful that at the end of the day, we get to leave and head back off the mountain.