Saturday, March 16, 2013

Spaghetti, Mash Potatoes, and Pie~

If you have been a reader for a while you may remember
from a while back.

Well I get to check off another on ThE LisT 
although it was so much fun,
I would like to do it again!

Twenty-nine years (29) ago

(gosh, that seems so longgggg ago when it is written like that!)

I drove myself up to the ski hills in the Majestic Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming 
and went skiing
while the Pilot Man was up checking out Alaska.

{  can you guess how that went  ;0) }

As it turns out, THaT was the last time I was able to 
ride the lifts up and enjoy the sWiSh down hills 
through the soft, spring snow
on my very own skis, boots and poles!

In Nome, I cross-country ski...

*I am told it is actually called
Skate Skiing the way I do it
to make those funny little marks that look like wide tractor trails..*

which is perfect for our rivers and flatter hills,
and a fantastic way to get outside!

rental skis on lift

But, I always wondered if I would still like to use downhill skis,
or, more importantly,
 if I could do it and not break anything.
You know...hills, speed, control, snow, trees, speed, chair lifts, ski patrols....

Three girls and a Lake

Oh, yes, I do and no, I didn't!!
HaPpY DaNcIn'!!

I did learn some new things..
Names have changed -- do you remember the former terms for these?

 Spaghetti Skis and Mash Potatoes Snow
(not to be confused with sugar or corn snow)


The Magic Carpet

A jump, a 540' and a yard sale

I completely adore the Enchanted Forest,
and the delightful company/instructors 
that day.

Hopefully it won't be 29 years until the next time!

goggled eyes

Although my old skis and boots may become lawn ornaments.....


  1. It looks like a good time was had by all. The video really makes it look like fun.

  2. Looks like you had a great time discovering that you can still downhill ski. Amazing how much the equipment has changed over time though isn't it!


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