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When sledding on Thanksgiving, the amount of snow needed is negotiable

A break in Thanksgiving festivities means a try at sledding.

Posted on Nov. 29, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Nov. 29, 2013 at 4:29 p.m.

link to sledding video: http://youtu.be/bczSef2IBEc

With a couple of hours before the first football game and a couple more hours after that before Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, there was a window of opportunity for my family to do something else fun.

My daughters didn't hesitate -- let's go play outside. I raised the ante. Let's go sledding in McNaughton Park. Around Elkhart County, there are only a couple of choices for great sledding hills. This park was the closest to our home.

There was at most a couple of inches on the ground, so I suspected conditions wouldn't be great for sledding, but it seemed like such a great idea.

As I feared, the sledding hill had what could generously be described as a thin layer of snow on it. While it wasn't the prettiest scene -- I could see a couple of exposed dirt patches halfway down the hill -- we were determined.

About 90 minutes later, I could declare this excursion a success. Sure, I had dirt in my face and in my ears from hitting a dirt patch, but it was the perfect family activity on a Thanksgiving morning.

I hope all of you created wonderful memories of family and friends this weekend too.

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