We decided to go see Crater Lake at the advice of some local people who said we wouldn't want to miss it. So on our way there, we started to see snow on the sides of the road. It was 65* with warm sun and cool air. What a wonderful combination. Cooper became alerted by the smells that were so strong in the air. He was on his feet looking and sniffing.
Jesse pulled off the side of the road when we got to where there was more snow than ground on the sides of the road. We let Cooper off the bike and told him he could go play. He headed right for the snow and rolled in it. Jesse dug a hole and Cooper rolled in that too. We played with Cooper in the snow. I would throw a snowball toward Jesse for Cooper to chase and as he got to it, Jesse would throw another one toward me for Cooper to chase. We worked off a lot of energy for him this way. He hadn't played enough so this was really fun for him, and for us too.
Cooper loves the snow, so to be able to play in the snow today was a real treat for him. We stayed for about 20 minutes or so. We all had fun and would have stayed a bit longer, but Cooper had used up sufficient energy and we still needed to move on.