Last weekend we went up to Mt. Bachelor for the first ski day of the season. It was really a week too early, but the kids were signed up for lessons, so we went.

It was a beautiful day. It was an icy day. I felt like I was starting over, like I didn’t ski at all last year. It was my first time skiing in less than perfectly powdery conditions and I can’t say the day was flawless.

The family had a great time though. Nothing can rain on Shaun’s parade when there are skis on his feet and snow on the ground (well maybe except for actual rain). The kids had a great time in their lessons. By the end of the day, I was enjoying myself as well.

I am still unsure whether I will fall in love with skiing or not. We have talked about me taking some actual lessons, which would probably help a lot. The kids have seasons passes and we have 5 passes, so we should have a better idea by the end of the winter.

By the way, we were on the slopes for the entire day and it took almost the whole week to recover. Always a good sign of great exercise!

Here’s to more adventures and safety on the slopes.


Blue skies graces us with their presence for the entire day.


GoPro’s look silly, but sometimes you can get the good shots this way.


Look at us, skiing with no kids! Love ski lessons.


The top of the mountain was beautiful. The pictures don’t do it justice.