Monday, January 25, 2010

Night Skiing

I can't remember the last time I went night skiing. Today that was the best alternative. With a heavy rain this morning it was clear that although I could tolerate skiing in the rain, going to the office at Cornell was a better choice. Also a more intelligent choice. I have volunteered to advise engineering students entering my department after three semesters and I have just been assigned a half dozen new recruits. Thus I had a different routine. It was good to see geezer colleagues in a different coffee break setting and to catch up on the current news. Later in the afternoon I was able to visit grandchildren for a late lunch with many of the family gathered.

This afternoon the rain ceased and by 5:30 PM I was anxious to ski. I expected that the conditions would be horrible. To my surprise, conditions were reasonably good - almost approaching frozen granular of spring conditions. The moon and stars even appeared briefly. So with my prescription goggles in place I had a pleasant couple of hours on the slope. No other TOGS present, so lots of contemplative time. Ski passion satisfied!

1 comment:

Pat and Bev said...

See you in the morning crazy man!