Monday, March 12, 2012

Once a Year

We are in Utah and loving it, the weather has been in the 50s and shorts and t shirts are mandatory. Clear views of the mountains offer consistent inspiring views of the Wasatch. Shortly after we landed we stuffed our faces with the amazing sandwiches that only moochies can prepare, a tomato feta for LuAnn & Michelle, and Philly Cheesesteaks for the guys. We landed nice and early around 2:30 so we had plenty of day left. It was good to be back which feels like home but really is a second home. As we drove down the highway I spotted many new high end building's and shopping centers and all just brand spanking new, are these people feeling any of the hurt from the economy misery that is seen in CT? Seriously it's amazing how many nice but cheap housing divisions and movie theaters could go up in just 6 months.....We are back and it feels might good. Monday I got my chance to hit the snow, it wasn't superb conditions but I will state them as good. Utah is quite under the annual average snowfall but luckily even that still provides good snow coverage. I even questioned using my two snowboard days as mountain bike days I could do with making trips down south but LuAnn wasn't having it. So I hit snowbird this morning to bring back some good memories of the season I spent operating the Mid Gad lift. The weather was perfect, the snow has taken a beating every day with a warm sun and then freezing overnight temps. It remained slick in the morning and with a strong wind all day didn't change it much. The snowboard felt awkward and my new boots absolutely annoyed my legs but I carried on. I felt really uncomfortable on the snowboard and felt way crappier than I thought I was. I guess conditions and this guy getting older may be affected? who knows. I don't know if I will go another day snowboarding but we will see. Maybe I can make a bike ride happen...... I just don't know. In the mean time we are having one heck of a time!!!!

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