***18th January 14***
Let me share about the hotel we stayed for the trip before I talk about the Massanutten resort. After the day at Luray Caverns, we checked into our hotel rooms at Residence Inn Harrisonburg. The hotel room was really spacious with kitchen and separate areas for sleeping, working, eating and relaxing. We all loved it! In fact, we had wanted to book our hotel around the snow resort which we would be going to the next day after Luray Caverns. But it was fully booked. Well I suppose it was kind of like a blessing in disguise because our room was at least 30 bucks cheaper, much bigger and with shops and restaurants around the vicinity. The only cons is that the drive to the snow resort was about 25 minutes. Still, it’s not that far. Having said so, we were extremely pleased to have had chosen there for our accommodation. The kids had a blast running around, playing hide and seek in the room. So much joy. I was even joking with Papa Yap that I could stay in the room for the whole day which somewhat did happen. Boohoo…
Alright back to the topic for the day – The Massanutten Resort. Our trip to the snow resort was quite an unforgettable one. What happened was that Dyann had high fever in the middle of the night and didn’t sleep well at all. I was worried that her fever would persist and affect our plans for the following day. Thankfully she woke up with only mild fever and so we proceeded with our plans. We did make some changes to the original plans though. Instead of spending the whole day at the snow resort, Papa Yap drove us back to the hotel after our snow tubing session which he then returned to join Feroz for their skiing session.
Snow tubing was fun, albeit rather scary. It was definitely not what I had expected. I thought it was merely grabbing a tube and sliding down some slopes. It was actually on a very high hill and the sliding speed is so fast! Seriously there was no way Darian would want to try tubing at that height. It was way too thrilling for him to handle. Even I was feeling so nervous myself. We would rather waste that 25 bucks on the ticket than to traumatize him. If I were to know about it, we wouldn’t have even purchased his ticket in the first place. Papa Yap and I took turns to babysit the kids while Feroz had a great time tubing. Haha that’s the thing about going to such places without young kids. I had only two rounds of tubing before bringing double Ds indoor as it was freaking cold outside. After 2 hours of snow tubing, we went over to the skiing building to collect the skiing equipment for the guys. The guys went for a hour session while the three of us waited in a building and had our lunch while waiting. After which Papa Yap drove us back to the hotel and went back to continue with his skiing session.
So I ended up spending the entire afternoon in the room watching some random cartoons and the kiddos running around while waiting for Papa Yap to pick us up for dinner. It was quite disappointing that I didn’t manage to hang around the snow resort to take more photos for the guys. According to Papa Yap, skiing wasn’t that easy at all. Still it was a great and fun experience . How I wish I could have a try too. Haha! 🙂