Today was a perfect Up North day. The sun rose through a light morning haze, painting the sky a light peach before burning off the clouds. By mid-morning, blue skies dominated and temperatures soared – all the way up to 30F (-1C)! By the time the afternoon rolled around, I had a serious case of cabin fever. I stretched the Yak Trax onto my trail shoes and went for a walk with Mom.
We chatted about this and that, and caught up on the other. She lamented her gray Ohio skies; I delighted in my bright blue. Then before I knew it, Rocky – my neighbor/neighbor’s horse – was yelling at me for walking down his road. Back at the house, I had Tony grab my camera (you don’t walk on your nice wood floors with metal springs strapped to your boots), and I hurried out again for some photos that I just couldn’t live without.
All told, it was a five mile adventure, and I felt so much better for having been out. Half an hour later, I was eating a
gourmet sandwich peanut butter sandwich in anticipation of a night filled with skiing. We met Jim at Shanty Creek in time to watch the sun set from the lift. In almost three hours, we waited in line about three times. Otherwise, it was a night of lift, ski, repeat with no wait-time in between.
These were taken last Saturday morning at Shanty Creek – the night shots are not as interesting 😉
My cheeks are flushed, my legs are tired, and I am sleepy. I can’t think of a better way to end a winter day.