Our outing started a little later than I am used to but we did get in eight runs before a coffee, hot chocolate and snack break. We were soon out on the slopes again. I was prepared to stay as long as they were full of energy to keep going. We ended up skiing all the slopes several times and about the time I was ready to take a break their ski legs were beginning to tire. It was an especially great time together with excellent snow conditions and moderate winter temperatures. We even had some sun to light our way.
My youngest daughter Victoria arrived when I was 50 years old so I find myself especially blessed that I am able to ski with her in geezerhood. I doubt whether I will be around to ski with her children but one never knows. Pret Goslee of Cortland is still on the ski slopes at 92 so there is at least one example of skier longevity.
As one ages, the special days with family are precious. It is a reminder to enjoy every family outing to the maximum. (Today was also a grandchild's birthday party too). And I still get respect and appreciation as the guide on the slopes.
|Gerry, Viki, Matt|
|Thank Heavens for Snow Making|