Monday, March 20, 2006

More Mammoth

When the Loopy Girls hit the slopes, the only thing you can really count on is that we will be falling - and laughing - a lot. So with that in mind, we took ourselves to Mammoth this past weekend for a long overdue trip to the mountains, and boy did we have fun! Mammoth remains one of my favorite places. It's such a refreshing change of scenery from where we live, and it's absolutely beautiful! Check out the gorgeous view we had from our living room balcony on Sunday!

Nasus and K were the skiers of the bunch, while the rest of us went snowboarding. My goal is to one day be a good enough rider to hold my own with B. As it was, B rode with his friends, while Dis and I stuck to the bunny slopes. Here we are, in our snow bunny glory, BEFORE we hit the slopes...

And AFTER...

As you can see, it started to snow pretty good during our last run!

We took a class in the morning, which I highly recommend. It was Dis' first time on a board, and my second, so the class proved very helpful. We still fell - a lot - don't get me wrong, but at least we knew "how" to fall. ;) Actually, I was really proud of us! For her first time, Dis did really well! Much better than me on my first try. And Nasus was skiing like a pro by the time we met up with her in the afternoon. As for me- I felt a lot more comfortable this time around. By our second run, I actually felt like I knew what I was doing, and really started to have fun! In fact, qw were having so much fun by the afternoon that we wanted to keep going...unfortunately, our poor bodies weren't having any of that! It also started dumping pretty hard, so that made the decision to call it a day even easier. When the weather looks like this, it's pretty much time to go inside:

Anyway, talk about a fun weekend! We played in the snow, ate spaghetti and homemade garlic bread, toasted marshmallows by our slightly sketchy fire, and even found the time (and energy) to knit! Dis and Nasus made some good progress on their projects (Clapotis and Kyoto/sock, respectively), and I finished the knitting Sara's sweater and slipper set (I decided to use my better judgement and leave the seaming part for when my muscles stop aching). All in all, another fantastically fun weekend with the girls (and friends)! I will let Dis lend her 2 cents also, and hopefully post some more pictures...we actually have some "action shots" of all of us on the slopes, which should be good for some laughs!

3 comments:

Chris said...

I really love hearing about your getaways from all the perspectives. It's very cool. Sounds like a total blast, too.

Jennifer said...

Looks like you guys had a good time! How fun.

Donni said...

OMG! My two favoutite obsessions - Skiing and Knitting - just green with envy from over the pond.