A slight shift in a word and it allowed my perspective to change. This permitted me to
relax and embrace the days as they unfolded.
For the last 35+ years we’ve been doing ski trips, mostly with the same couple. Drive out to the mountains; usually leaving late after work and arriving tired. Ski hard, drink beer, eat good food, hot tub, sleep and repeat for however many days we were lucky enough to have away from work.
This year has been quite a shift from that format. We settled in for 14 day stay. In essence we’ve had a vacation not a ski trip.
We’ve had a great mix of ski time, down time, friend time with hot tubs, beer and good food included. We’ve slept late, watched a lot of I Can’t Even, snow shoed and been good for the local economy. Well at least the Bean Pod for our daily fix of Mayan hot chocolates as evidenced in Above and Beyond. I’ve read, redone the recipe binders, we’ve worked on puzzles and taken walks. It has been very rejuvenating.
We managed 8 days of resort skiing and one CatSkiing Epic Adventure in a 14 day trip which is definitely less than I anticipated but all I could handle, truthfully. If I ever needed a physical reminder that core strength and an ideal weight were important skiing does that. I’ve got some work to do in that department and to get my right hip issues sorted out.
Spending 14 nights with our friends was not an option and so we sourced out an AirBnB spot. I think that the location and amenities helped make the stay so enjoyable. I’m not sure that a stay downtown in a one bedroom apartment by the train tracks would have been as successful. This farmhouse is located away from the train and highway and has the added bonus of looking across a pasture down (or is that up?) the valley. This is a huge positive for a prairie girl.
But now the review mirror has the mountains in it. The prairie beckons to my heart just as the special little ones do.