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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.

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

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

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

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