Saturday, December 26, 2009


It was a cold and dark night, as part of our family traveled to one of the most famous sledding runs in the county. The Reiche run! A very good friend of ours, has for the past 4 to 5 years created an ingenious sledding run right in front of his house. As soon as weather turns cold he ices down the 300 foot long run with his hose, then gives us a ring to let us know its is ready.

The run starts on a ramp at the top of a small hill, goes across his driveway and past his house, then dives down a second hill and shoots into a path that takes you through a sparsely wooded area.

This section of the run has always been lit in interesting ways, from floodlights to kerosene lamps, but when Mr. Rechie called this year, he told us that the lighting was quite different this year.

This is what we saw!

He had strung Christmas lights all down one side of the run, hanging them from the brush and branches.

The result was breathtaking.

Faith calls this shot, "The Aroura Borealis". =)

We had piles of fun zooming down the ramp past the house, shooting into the "tunnel" and watching the lights flash past in colorful array!

Here's a video I took riding behind Josh on the "silver streak" the fastest sled around. Sorry its a wee bit fuzzy.

So if you are in the area and have not been to the Reiche run this year, or at all , give us a call and we'll take you over. This is something you don't want to miss!