Friday, February 18, 2011

A Day at Snowbird-Finally

Note Bassackwards
   My Utah trip has had a rough start.  My flight in on Wednesday got me into the condo at the equivalent of 4:00 AM Eastern Time.   After sufficient rest I had hoped to be at Snowbird by noon or so.  Regrettably the infrequent bus service from the park and ride area left me in the lurch.  So it was a bust.   I guess I will have to admit that geezers do get into tough situations.  However,  it was good that I had time to stock up on food.
   Today, was a good day on the slopes.  The high winds and lack of sun early in the day was challenging but later in the day the sun made an appearance and the wind velocity declined.  Skied mostly the groomers with few shots at some soft snow.  Hoping for a fall of some new snow while I am here. 
Proof of Being There
    I was wearing my Tough Old Geezer Skier pin and got some smiles of appreciation from some of my lift riding partners.  I am beginning to think that I may have to remove the Tough from my pin since I wimped out by 1:00 PM today.   Maybe it is a matter of adapting to the altitude.   There are some advantages to being 70+ since there is a significant midweek discount for seniors at Snowbird.  Anyway, one guy walked by me as I was waiting to board the bus home  and said he hoped he would be on the slopes 30 or so years from now.   We geezers need all the encouragement we can get.

    The photo of the trail sign Bassackwards says it all.   Sometimes we all get it bassackwards.  Perhaps as geezers we have an excuse.

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