Wednesday, December 30, 2009

been so long...

I will start this blog off by saying that I have not skied for a total of 13 years. That to me sounds like an awfully long time. In that amount of time, a child was born, become a teenager, and is starting their first year in high school!

I skied incredible amounts up until grade 7. That was right around the time when skiing was not considered 'cool' anymore and I learned how to snowboard. I enjoyed snowboarding but was nowhere near as adventurous as I was on skis. Eventually, I just stopped going up the mountain all together. I don't think I have snowboarded in 4 years.

Peter's mom and dad invited us up to Blackcomb on Monday along with Pete's sister, husband, and 2 rock star skiing children (5 and 7 years old). I was able to borrow some downhill gear from someone and and was off to the races. I was really excited and nervous that I would totally forget how to ski and fall flat on my face.

To my surprise, I pretty much got the hang of it immediately after stepping off the very first chair lift. I was shocked and horrified by how well I was (or thought) I was doing. I managed not to fall once! I also remember being pretty cold most of the time while I boarded but I was able to keep quite warm. It was also a spectacular day without a cloud in the sky. I am super stoked to have found skiing again and can't wait until I can afford to get me a set of my own!!! Bring on the fun!

Peter and I are heading up to Seattle tomorrow morning. We are going to see a concert at the Moore Theater and through a hook up we were able to get a room at the Fairmont. The Fairmont is a far stretch from our usual Motel 6, so I am excited. We are going to see the band Cake. I don't know if anyone remembers them but they had that hit "I want a girl with a short skirt and a loooooooooooooooooooong jacket". Before I started dating Peter I had never heard any of their other music. He has a bunch of their CD's and they have some pretty awesome stuff. We always listen to it on road trips. Here is a song that is a kick ass running song for your IPODS.

New Years Day will see all of us Gildersleeves together for our annual Polar Bear Swim and bonfire on the beach! I can't wait...

See you in the trails!

1 comment:

SteveQ said...

You're absolutely right about "The Distance!" Funny, I've been posting songs lately, too.

Why is John Malkovich in one of your photos? Oh, it's Peter's dad.