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imported_Conrad
03-08-2003, 02:44 AM
And on a lighter note- pulled the kids out of school Friday, grabbed the wife, and headed to Crystal Mt. here in Washington for some of the best skiing in years. Thirty-five to forty inches of new powder over the last two days, something that almost never happens here in the NW. Coming down through the trees, powder rolling up my chest, making it hard to breathe, it doesn't get any better! smile.gif The girls, 9 and 11, found it a bit overwhelming, but caught on soon enough- the oldest even took on her first Black Diamond run, and made it to the bottom without a single fall. Wrapped it up by seeing a herd of 12-15 elk crossing the road on the way home! May need some drugs tomorrow, though, it took about all I had. tongue.gif Stuff for the memory book!

Wild Dingo
03-08-2003, 04:03 AM
mmmmmmmm ignorance is bliss they reckon :rolleyes: ... but Conrad mate do you mind tellin me how the blazes you stand up on those planks? what are the sticks for? guiding yer down the hill?? Is it slippery? how longs it take to learn to keep your feet? Is it like water skiing?... mmmm maybe I should take lessons?... nah no where to learn over here no snow period!! :rolleyes: ...And of course its gonna be summer by the time we get there :rolleyes: so hey the snows gone ooohh dear poor buggar! :( :D

Meerkat
03-08-2003, 04:06 AM
Had a slop of snow on my car this evening (it was far too wet to be called a dusting, however little it was). First and hopefully only of this year in Seattle.

Of course, with our luck, winter, having been so mild until now, will continue right on into summer like it did a couple of years ago :(

Shang
03-08-2003, 04:14 AM
...Then there was the time I broke my leg at Keystone...
...Well, Sir, there I was, zooming down Spring Dipper run...

(...Hey, where,d everybody go...?)

Wild Dingo
03-08-2003, 04:23 AM
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imported_Conrad
03-08-2003, 01:50 PM
Dingo- I'm surprised! Would you believe the girls ski instructors for the last five years have all been Australian?!- seems they come up here to get away from the summer heat. Got these funny accents, kind of flamin hard to understand. :D Actually, they've all been very nice and quite competent. Of course the women are all beautiful.... ;) ;) :D . And they tell me there is skiing down under, just not as good. Do roos ski? Or just brewski?