What a fun couple of weeks I have had! I have played in the snow more in the past month than I have in the past seven years. Now that I no longer own an SUV, this is how I transport our skis. Thank goodness for the little things and little people! John’s skis would be in the front seat if we tried this.
After our snowshoeing adventure, Priscilla and I decided to try cross country skiing the following weekend. We traveled to Trillium Lake and enjoyed it so much we decided to have another go this weekend at Teacup. It was an unusually warm day, notice our lack of gloves and heavy coats. Entirely different than the previous weekend we spent snowshoeing in the backcountry.
Cross Country Skiing at Trillium Lake
That night our supper club hosted a Sprinkle for Shannon. She is expecting a little girl any day now! We wanted to do something special for her so we spiced up our monthly dinner with some extra special touches. I made menus for each place setting, Sally got crafty with a banner, and we sprinkled Shannon with lots of fun girly gifts for the mom to be (again)!
About a month ago I booked a place for us in Bend, Oregon to take John skiing at Mt. Bachelor for his 30th birthday. IT WAS AMAZING! We woke up Saturday and skied nonstop all day until they rang the cowbell and closed the last lift. You could not wipe the grins off our faces if you tried. We had a blast together, even if I’m not as good of a skier as John. We purchased these Silipints (made in Bend, OR – I highly recommend them) and John made us cocktails for our aprés ski back at the lodge. That night we went to dinner at 900 Wall and brought our own bottle of White Rose Pinot Noir we purchased Fall 2011 to toast to a great decade and the beginning of a new one. John’s Birthday Bash in Bend was quite a success. I already can’t wait to go back.
Mt Bachelor, Outback Lift, Day 1
Mt Bachelor, Kangaroo Run, Day 2
I should have taken more photos but to be honest, I wasn’t really thinking about it. I was just so excited we had the weekend to ourselves. I’m a decent skier but have A LOT to work on so I decided to add another goal to my long list of things to do in the Pacific Northwest : purchase skis this summer and ski at least 10 times a season for the next 3 we will be here. Sounds doable, right? I am one determined snow bunny.
We officially have 10 more days until we head back down south. Speaking of, I can’t seem to get this song out of my head…