Wednesday, June 20, 2007

There's no business like snow business

The Year 5 and 6 teachers at school/work took their classes on an excursion to the Three Sisters, Katoomba, today. The radio news this morning warned of icy conditions, a blocked highway at Wentworth Falls, closed schools, and snowfalls.

Although it looked extremely doubtful that they'd be going, especially after two recent postponements due to torrential rain and sodden conditions, they were actually able to depart on time, and were rewarded with clear views from Echo Point. A screening of a Blue Mountains movie at The Edge IMAX theatre replaced the planned bushwalk, but the students were able to scrape together enough snow to have a snowball fight.

The ESL (English as a Second Language) students took the snow in their stride - plenty of snow back in their native lands - but the views of the Three Sisters and Megalong Valley took their breath away, I hear.

It seems it as worth the risk to postpone the previous dates. According to the TV news tonight, this was the first decent snowfall in the Blue Mountains in eight years.

I guess the appropriate response is: Cool!

Too bad I had to stay behind with the younger classes. It's been 15 years since my last snowman (built of actual snow).

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