Downhill tubing can make even the moodiest of adolescent girls break through whatever emotional angst is bothering them and have a little fun. We took one especially tender one tubing at Willard Mountain last weekend and though she feigned being cold and hungry and hid inside the warm-up shed, I think it did her good.
Willard only has 2 chutes but the price is right – only $15 for two hours and the operators work hard to give you that extra push down the mountain. I prefer to downhill ski but this lively experience was cheap, safe and reminded me of when I was a teenager – the sunny, spirited and carefree kind. Do they even make them that way anymore?