Monday, April 09, 2007

A little snow

Our office chose to reward our recent hard work with a day off today! It was great, B and I had a nice lunch, we hung out at the bay and then headed home for a nap! But what made this day off a little sweeter is that it allowed us to have a little belated winter getaway. B's school schedule is going to make taking a decent length vacation very difficult (he takes a class a month, every month, with no summers off). However, I also had Friday off and B was on spring break, so we jumped at the opportunity to head up to Mammoth Mountain.

There was still a good amount of snow to make falling not as painful. This was key considering this was my second time snowboarding and B's first.

We took beginner lessons first thing Saturday morning and then spent the rest of the day on the slopes. Since we went with a co-worker of mine who is a seasoned rider, we got the chance to be a little more adventurous than we would have been on our own.

This is B heading down an intermediate slope...on his first day!! He looks like a pro, don't you think?
It also got us the chance to see the very top of the mountain. We road the gondola to the top and then my friend and I road across the top and back of the mountain all the way back to the main lodge. You can check out the trail map here.

To say it was an amazing experience would be a huge understatement. It was quite, there was hardly anyone there, and the scenery was breathtaking. We had such a great time, we went back out and rode Sunday morning as well! Considering I'm usually not all that athletically inclined, I LOVE that I am getting into snowboarding. I'm also really looking forward to keeping it a yearly tradition (especially the given the fun we had last year)...and now that B is into too, it will be that much easier!

However, to say that I am a little sore today would be a downright lie. I hurt. Every muscle in my body hurts. It hurts to brush my teeth. It hurts to fasten my bra. My fingers even hurt (although that didn't stop me from knitting a square and a half of my Manos blanket on the car ride home yesterday!). So, the question is, will yoga feel good tomorrow or will it kill me?


knitzalot said...

I hate to say it, but I think yoga might kill you! I hope you feel better. Personally, I'm dying to get back to yoga. Every muscle in my body is stiff.

The Stitchin' Sheep said...

Nothing broken? Excellent day, indeed.

And, I heard a rumor that B finished his first course with the top grade in the class. Tell him he has to be sure to graduate in the summer, because I want to be there when he gives that valedictory speech (so, maybe it's early for that kind of talk, but I know he's going to do so well with the rest of his classes)

Anonymous said...

Yay, I'm so glad you had fun (even if we weren't able to join you this time). Intermediate slope - look at you! I can wait to ride year!

Jennifer said...

I think yoga might be really painful, but it might be good to stretch everything out. Looks like you guys had a lovely time!