Last minute ski trip

I bought a pair of old skis today. I figured that’s the first step to actually going skiing. I didn’t want to have an excuse to not go when there’s time, even though renting is pretty simple. It’s just a mental block I guess.

I got the skis off of craigslist.org, since I didn’t want to spend a fortune on equipment that I’ll probably end up using once or twice a year. For 80 bucks I was set. Skis, ski poles and boots. Pretty sweet deal I thought. And after I came home, I realized we didn’t have much else planned today, so why not just trek up the mountain and try them out.

We quickly got the family ready and excited about seeing the snow for the first time this year, and off we went. We just sprung it on the kids, that they too, would be skiing. This would be the first time ever for both of them and they got very excited. We went to Donner Ski Ranch where we enrolled our son in a ski class, since he’s the more cautious one and the one less likely to enjoy it if I try teaching him. The daughter went with me.

They both ended up having a blast and want to go again very soon. You won’t believe how relieved I am. I never thought it would go this well.  There is now hope, that I will be able to go more often, if I’m not the only one in the family skiing.

5 Responses to “Last minute ski trip”

  1. chan chan says:

    Nice! Can’t wait to hear stories about the kids first trek out!

  2. Chan Chan says:

    Thanks for the link! He did such a good job!

    “Its like a dream!” LOL!! Damn I love that kid!

  3. Emelyn says:

    Good to have you back blogging my frnied. Although it hurt I guess it was a very joyful day being back on skis. Your facial expression is giving that one away.This painful rehab will make the taste of victory in the upcoming season even sweeterWho will be your favorite athletes in the upcoming olympics?Bolt, Blake on the 100 and 200 metres will be there for sure. On the 400, I hope the Belgian twins Borle9e will surprise everybody, how many medals will Phelps win this time, are there Swedes we have to follow in particular, …charge it,a9bruno

  4. Twalib says:

    Ohhh I am late to the party. What did he say he would do to me? HAHASo Hans you decided to leave the dance floor and come out to play! Nice. Unfortunately you won’t have the plresuae of breaking my leg because like you I am trying to heal up from a bad leg injury. TWO YEARS now and I am not back to normal! So I know how frustrating it is. Chin up and chill out, you have lots of time.

  5. Stephanie says:

    Don’t forget maeinsgum citrate to flush toxins out of problem area just a little will go a long wayFor a while I thought you had joined the american socialist party otherwise known as the marxist party headed by Nobomaand don’t forget to get into the hotsprings Keep us posted you just cracked me up happy to have you back creating executing delivering and in so doing elevating THE SHOT Caller

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