Between work, school, sports, and everything else that keeps us moving, a snow day at school was the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with the kids.  There are several good sled riding hills around us and we spent the day at Cascade Valley Metro Park.

This is a nice park that has an easy hiking trail and a good viewing spot next to the Cuyahoga River, perfect for quick evening hikes after dinner during the warmer months.

However, it is winter time in Ohio and we weren’t there for the scenery.  The kids were itching to burn some energy and what better way than to catch some speed flying down the hill in sleds and hiking back up this monster hill dozens of times.

I started off riding down with little ones (mainly because I wanted to zip down that hill) but a couple times down and they were ready to take the hill on by themselves.

Getting outside, spending time with the kids, and making memories is what snow days are made for.