Posts Tagged ‘snowboarding’

The Snow Report

March 22, 2010

EJ and I hit the slopes last Monday, and the flats (kindof) on Tuesday – my first time cross-country skiing. :X

Monday at Sugarbowl was one of my best days ever. Perfect weather, perfect snow, almost every run entirely to ourselves… diiiivine. The kind of day that reminds you that snowboarding is one of the coolest fucking things ever??

Bonus: Me vs. nature.

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Tuesday was overall a fun nature day too, but I definitely had the grace of a clubfooted penguin on my cross-country skiis. It was enjoyable anyway, though my limbs were usually going in crazy directions, haha.

Also I wore EJ’s dad’s old boots from like, the 70s. (Because I have big feets and couldn’t wear his mom’s or sis’)

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Comfyyyy. No. 😉 But they were better once I was actually going. I liked it the most when we were out off of the groomed ski resort areas skiing across the fresh, untouched snow on the lovely sunny hillside. Gliiiiding along with the greatest of ease!

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Ski-posin! That’s me.

We barely saw anyone out and about where we went, which was also cool. Nature’s splendor! Snowballs were thrown, hills were hiked up and attempted (unsuccessfully) to be sledded down, and we sat upon an empty, stationary chairlift to rest.

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If you look reeeeeally hard, you might be able to see a tiny figure in the distance in this picture:

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So yes. Snow times = good times!

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Holiday Adventures, Part Two: New Year’s

January 5, 2010

skifence Awesome ski fence in SV, Idaho.

After Christmas we left for Sun Valley, Idaho, where we go every year for snow-related fun and visiting of family friends.

The plane ride was really pretty at the end.

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This year’s visit was very brief due to my grandma’s 80th birthday party being on New Year’s Eve, so we only went for a few days.

Still fun though! Snowboarded a few days, played some Wii, read The Road (entry on that soon), knitted, watched The Caine Mutiny like, three times because people kept falling asleep, attended dinner functions with much food and fun, etc etc. Good times.

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I was struck more than ever by how beautiful it is there. It was really cold but so clear every day. Sooo many lovely snowy mountains all around.

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Then we came back, and it was New Year’s Eve! My grandma’s party was themed as an “Art Party”, where guests were urged to come as famous artists or in art-related costumes. (My grandma is an artist. We call her Lala.) My fam dressed in.. these paper suits my dad painted to look like a Jackson Pollock, and then on the back it said “Happy Birthday Lala”. Haha, my parents also made us all wear different color berets, and I think we looked majorly dorky, especially since we had to walk around in SF and ride the bus all together wearing them… but I think Lala enjoyed it. I’ll post pictures of them in an upcoming entry, haha.

Other attendees had some pretty good costumes. My uncle was Dali:

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Then there was the 6’5 Julia Child.

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After the party, a little before midnight, we set out from there (after changing outfits, of course… haha) to begin midnight festivities. I had wanted to go to Glass Candy or some other dancing/drinking venue, but became enraged at the costs of most parties in the city, so we decided to do that if we didn’t have better options. We ended up hanging out at a friend’s house drinking and talking REALLY LOUDLY and having a grand old time, walking up to the top of Buena Vista park, where one would think you could see the fireworks really well, but sadly they were completely obscured by trees. It was almost kind of ridiculous, because we could hear them really well, but didn’t see A THING. Oh well.

Also, in further cute kitty curling-up news (see last entry), the other kitty Dory decided she’d like to curl up in a desk drawer.

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Ok, kitty. Whatever you want!

And that pretty much sums it up for my major holidays over the last few weeks! Overall pretty enjoyable. Now onward into 2010.