Friday, March 26, 2010

Reprieve - Another Geezer Day at Greek Peak

Remarkably Greek Peak was open today for another day of spring skiing. Three trails were groomed and the surface remained firm for most of the day with temperatures no higher than the mid to high 20's F. Bright sunshine brought out at least eight geezers that I could identify along with a few other younger die hard patrons.

Larry and I skied together for the morning until Larry's lunch hamburger called him home. We enjoyed a range of conversation and encouraged each other to ski the range of slopes that were open. After doing penance on the firmer slopes we allowed ourselves runs on the softer groomed K slope. I continued skiing until 1:30 PM before I decided I had enough for the day.

A long coffee hour gave time for the conditions to improve from the impact of the sun. Coffee hour was a time of extended sharing of ski and other experience and some laments over physical pains that we all work through to be active. Tony joined Larry, Andy and I to insert some of his adventures into the mix.

Bob, other Larry, Harold and Scooch arrived later in our coffee hour. We all appreciated that the season was not quite over. However, we all are contemplating our next exercise regime, whether it be tennis, golf, swimming, sailing or bike riding.

We are all thankful we can be active and vow to keep it up as long as possible.

As a geezer grandfather my afternoon was partially taken up with buying birthday cards for a granddaughter, a grand son, a son and a son-in-law. The birthdays all come together between now and April 13. Mine is a big 75 on April 11.

Tomorrow is likely to be my last ski day this season and will achieve my goal of 90 ski days for the season matching last years total. It has been a great season, but now is the time to move on.

As a Cornellian I was disappointed our basketball team was not able to upset Kentucky but I am proud of what our team has accomplished. Now it is time to cheer on our Hockey team in the NCAA regional in Albany this weekend. Go Big Red!!

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