February 2007

Uncategorized22 Feb 2007 12:06 pm


Aaron walked outside this morning and had an unpleasant surprise.  The trash he’d put out the night before was now strewn from our driveway to our neighbor’s.  The picture above is later in the morning after we’d already picked up most of what we could.  We didn’t figure the neighbors wanted dirty diapers and other trash in their driveway.  The dog poo was the worst.  Yuck!  It looks like someone coming down the street crossed to the wrong side, barely missed our tree and drove into our driveway, slamming into our garbage can and moving it a long ways.  In the process, the bottom was lost and trash was strewn.  They then drove out the neighbor’s driveway, barely missing their mailbox, and on down the road.  What a way to wake up!

Friends and Outdoors15 Feb 2007 09:35 pm

Zach, Jo, Aaron, Ryan

We had another fun night skiing at Welch Village.  Our friends Zach and Ryan joined us.  With red jackets, they blended right in with the ski patrol.  They even helped us out as we closed the hills at the end of the night.  However, Zach got a bit lost.  This is the guy that I trust in the woods when I haven’t seen a sign (or even a trail map) all day.  I’m not quite sure how he missed going over to Dud’s for the bumps, but apparently he veered to the right and had a nice run down Harley’s Hollow wondering where the bumps were.  It was a good time with good friends and that’s always good.  We skied with Ryan at Welch a couple weeks ago when we bumped into him on the hills.  It’s fun to see someone I know excited to go big on the jumps.  Maybe we’ll see these guys out again before the end of the ski season.

Photo credit goes to the fabulous AB.

Outdoors04 Feb 2007 09:01 pm

Yikes!  Last night was cold.  We were out at Welch Village for a ski patrol shift in the -10 degree weather.  I don’t think I even want to know what the wind chill officially was.  We loaded on the layers and covered up as much exposed skin as possible and had a nice night of skiing.  The snow was nice for carving down Pete’s Pike and Dan’s Dive.  Not too many customers stuck around for the night skiing so we pretty much had the hills to ourselves.  Let’s hope it gets a little warmer by our next shift.