Skiing Day 1 and 2

To say that skiing was interesting would be an understatement.  It's March and there is no snow.  It's crazy.  Between 10 am and 2 pm you can make your way through the "mashed potato" slush, but before that its a solid sheet of ice.  Despite that fact, we have managed to get 2 days of skiing in and have had a great time.  I am so proud of how well Ella has done.  She is quite tentative on the slopes, but she has improved so much since we started this trip.

We are missing Erik and Jack like crazy.  I mean really, really missing them.  They spent Sunday at Shiloh National Park with Grandma and Grandpa.

We are pretty bummed that there is no sledding hill.  The town has a small kiddie hill that we were hoping to take Lucy on, but that isn't going to happen.  I think she is having a nice time nonetheless.  She and Nanny have been doing some major hanging out.  The first day we skied we stayed on the mountain about 2 hours longer than we had planned.  I was OK staying until lunch, but after that I began to fill sick.  My heart hurt.  All I could think about was Lucy.  It's one thing to leave your child back at the house if they choose not to ski, but its another to know that your child doesn't have an option.  It not her choice not to ski.  As a matter of fact, she is a great skier and would have loved being on the slopes.  Maybe, hopefully, soon.

Here are some pictures of our first two days:

no snow!!

love this silhouette of my Dad

Ella's favorite run was such a disappointment.  It was all ice.  Like a good Mom I took her down the trail and my right knee is still screaming.

I actually skied without gloves.  CRAZY!

No snow!!

The playground at the base

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