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Perfect Day

After a winter of frost and extreme freezing temperatures, we had a preview of spring today. In Wilmington, NY...just down the road from Lake Placid...we spent the day at Whiteface Mountain. My new skis make their first trip down the slopes and it only took a couple of runs to get the feel of them. They were SO much better than the used pair I bought off ebay ten years ago. My old skis were like that favorite worn out sweatshirt we cling to...you know you have one. It's the one with a frayed cuff, little pill balls, a stretched out neck, BUT sooo comfortable. My old skis were way past their prime, but I was still reluctant to replace them. It wasn't only just a matter of money, but also one of change.

With sunshine and a high of 45, we definitely had spring conditions today. I skimmed over puddles, sliced through the slush, and glided down the hills.

(I won't dwell on moving in the lift line with the shaped tips, though...I still need to work on that, haha!)

Relaxing on the deck outside the lodge was spectacular. There I was...no hat, no coat, no mittens. Ahhhh...

I know March will probably dump another round or two of snow on us and cold weather is back on Monday, but for today, I tasted spring. It was delicious.


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Mar. 8th, 2009 02:13 pm (UTC)
I almost hesitate to tell you that we've had 70's for the past several days. The difference in the South and North is, we're freezing when the high is in the 40's.

I'll be mowing the yard today. Stay warm!
Mar. 8th, 2009 04:28 pm (UTC)
The Green Monster
Oh, I'm soooo jealous!!!

My bro lives in Wilmington, NC, & always calls to brag on the weather. I've lived in Florida and West Virginia...even Nebraska had a shorter winter than we do.

As much as I enjoy hitting the slopes, my DH and I talked on the way home from skiing yesterday about where we would live when we retire. The spring weather was just too invigorating to ignore and made us want a shorter winter. We've even had deep snows in Aprils past!

How hot does it get in the summer where you are? Is it humid? Buggy? Do you have to use the a.c. often?

If you could live anywhere, where would you choose?
Mar. 8th, 2009 04:59 pm (UTC)
Re: The Green Monster
It's HOT, HUMID and BUGGY! We manage to get through though. The a.c. runs quite a bit here.

I'd live in Hawaii. How 'bout you?
Mar. 9th, 2009 02:14 am (UTC)
I've never been to Hawaii, so I can't say. My parents went when my dad was on TDY from Vietnam and they loved it. Maybe someday I can check it out.

I think I'll stick to the East side of the U.S. Now I have to narrow it down by places that don't have hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, floods, earthquakes, poisonous snakes, scorpions, or cockroaches bigger than me!

I'd like to live on a lake facing west. I really don't need to shop, but I'd like to be within one hour of a good airport so I can go see my children. (And future grandchildren!) What is important to me is live music, art, restaurants, and a bookstore. Right now we get the big city fix in Montreal about six to eight weekends a year.

One thing we decided is we want to spend at least two years living in Montreal before we head south to live in a more rural environment. Montreal's one of our favorite places in the world!

As an Air Force brat, I'm pretty open to just about anything and figure I can be happy wherever I land!

So tell me about Hawaii!
Mar. 9th, 2009 02:09 pm (UTC)
Re: Home?
If I called up every word I know, I could not describe Hawaii. It's something that must be experienced. GO!
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