Friday, December 21, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Last night the kids were in a Christmas Pageant and here are some photos of it.
Last night the kids were in a Christmas Pageant and here are some photos of it. You can see some more photos at the following link. Cohousing blog
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
That statistic is Correct. Wolf Creek Ski Area got 99 inches of snow in the last 7 days.
Add to that $27 lift tickets for locals day and you have the formula for a good long day of powder skiing. To all my east Coast Friends and Family, you might be thinking... "What the hell is powder?" Well, did you know that out here they have snow that is soft . Snow doesn't have to be hard packed and icy... what a concept
What a fabulous day.
That snow bank behind the car is like 9 feet tall. And we couldn't get away without looking at my serious hathead... :)
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
“They go on in strange paradox, decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all powerful to be impotent.”
Don't be this way. Be Different. Do something
Read Al Gore's Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech.
Monday, December 3, 2007
Lots of pictures today. What a weekend.
First. We had a dusting of Snow here (maybe a couple of inches). BUT up at WolfCreek pass they had at least 32" and up on Coal Bank Pass there was 45".
We set out to cut our own christmas trees on Saturday. After a late start we headed west to Beaver Meadows and up into the snow. We got up to where there was 6 inches of snow on the road and then set the kids in sleds and pulled them behind the truck for a while. They had a blast.
Then we got to about 9000 feet. Yes the road was up at 900 feet. We all unloaded and scattered into the woods looking for trees.
And then to top it all off. On of the trucks we had started to slide off the road as we tried to turn around. We managed to get the second truck hooked up to a tow line and the truck popped right out of the ditch.
A Fun time was had by all of us. The Wallers, Garcias and Austins had a great start to the Christmas Season
Saturday, December 1, 2007
Oh Yes. Today was also a small Swim meet. Robin swims with the Durango Swim Club and we had a small meet today here in Durango. This had teams from around the local area (within 60 miles or so).
She did well and had 3 events. 100yard Backstroke, 100 yard breast stroke and 100 yard freestyle.
Well It felt like New England here today and yesterday. There was a cold cold rain that lasted most of the day. Now that rain was down here at Heartwood. Up in the mountains they measured the snow in FEET. Yup Wolf Creek got at least 32 inches and Purgatory had 20 inches as of this morning. Well it kept going all day and I expect that tomorrow will be a great skiing day.
Unfortunately, we are going into the woods tomorrow to get a christmas tree. Well maybe that won't be unfortunate, but it won't be skiing.
Got two of the kids passes all set and now we just have to go to Durango Mountain Resort (DMR) and get on our skis...