Saturday, February 21, 2009

One of those magical harmonic convergences - an unusually warm and fair meterological system coincided with my visit to northern Idaho to visit family and my first time downhill skiing in 10 years - It was amazing! And being with my two sisters and Missi's family was really fun. I'm the oldest, and Linnie, the social one, now writes charity grants to support women with a church in LA, and Missi, the driven one, is now an English and Economics teacher in Sandpoint Idaho.


We grew up in a ski area, Breckenridge, Colorado. My husband and I met and fell in love skiing. It used to be a passion - I was on one ski team or another team through university. And then we had kids and moved away from Colorado, and it got so expensive and the kids went on trips with their friends instead of us...

I just forgot how amazing it feels, the thrill and the laughs.

When we stopped for lunch mid-afternoon, my legs were tired and my feet hurt. (Whoever designs ski boots is a sadistic bastard!) Limping to our table in the sunshine on the lodge deck, we knew we weren't kids anymore, but we'd forgotten it that morning.

3 comments:

Petraruns said...

OH how I envy you Toni - that snow looks gorgeous. LIke you I just love skiing and to do it with family must be just wonderful. ENJOY!

PS and thanks so much for your donation - I really appreciate it.

Nicole said...

I'm glad you had fun, after 10 years not skiing-that's awesome! The boots have gotten a lot more comfy, if you ever start skiing a lot more I'd recommend spending a bit more on the boots to get them custom molded. I see people in their 70s and up at Whistler so obviously we can ski for a long time if we stay fit!

Missi Baker said...

Very poetic! You're quite the writer. Maybe you should take up writing the great American (or British) novel in your spare time. :)