Sledding on Suicide Hill

Josh had a birthday party today with eleven other fourth grade boys.  When it snowed 2 feet over the past 24 hours, we decided to bag our original birthday party plans and go sledding instead.

Our favorite sledding hill in NYC is Suicide Hill in Riverside Park at 91st street.  It’s a steep pitch that ends in hay bales at the bottom to stop people from hitting a fence.

It was mobbed today but not too crowded.  The heavy snow had been packed down by the time we got there around noon.  We had three kinds of sleds and all worked great.  The speed was fast but not too fast.

Everyone got full of snow and had a great time.

We sledded for an hour or so, then grabbed a bite to eat, and then headed home to eat some birthday cake. 

It was a blast and a great impromptu 10th birtday party for Josh.