Thursday, January 17, 2008

Sunscreen in January

My mom says she likes it when I write blog posts (instead of just putting pictures up on flickr), because then there is some writing. So, I thought I’d try to get back in the habit a bit.

Sunday, Alden and I went skiing over at Titcomb. It’s 15 minutes, door to door. No lift lines, really (okay, no lifts, either, at least in the vertical traditional sense: just two t-bars and a rope-tow), such a quick walk from the parking lot, and there you are, skiing. Actually, I dropped Alden at the bottom of the rope tow, from the car, that is – you can drive right to the rope-tow, and then let him ski there alone for the few minutes it took for me to go get rental gear (still waiting for my gear to arrive.…).

We had a great time. Alden already has a sense of the mountain, the trails, the different things he likes to do: little jumps and bumps, cut-throughs from one trail to another, paths and patterns he likes to follow. He has not yet started his after-school ski program, but he already can easily get down the mountain, and it is a delight to watch him.

It was a lovely sunny day. I put sunscreen on us both and wore my sunglasses the whole time.

1 comment:

Wendy & Jil - The Original Agreeable Sisters said...

I like it when you write too. It makes me feel like we are all sitting out in the cul-de-sac talking about what we did last weekend. Keep writing. The skiing looks like fun.