Aah, I am so glad I stayed in yesterday . The weather was cloudy, snowy, and cold with occasional patches of sunshine. Mark and everyone else went out for a full day on the mountain and had a great time. I was happy to stay in, read my book, tidy up a bit, and just do nothing for a day. They came back redfaced and sore but happy and said that it had been bitter cold and blustery but fun if you knew how to ski off-piste.
They all got back in time to watch the England vs. Wales rugby match in the Six Nations competition (the six nations are Scotland, Wales, Ireland, England, France, and Italy). Wales won in a major upset (first time they had won at Twickenham in 21 years) so everyone was happy. The most entertaining part was the post-game interview with the Man of the Game (MVP). Even Willy and Christine could not understand a word the man said. Something about going to the championship in a helicopter or some such thing. Or at least that's what I heard.
This morning, we were a little late in getting onto the mountain. It's another beautiful blue-sky day, a little colder, but still fantastic. We were supposed to meet up with a bunch of people on the mountain, but today is the first day of Half Term (school holidays) and the mountain was PACKED!! The lift we were supposed to catch had a chaotic-looking mass of people waiting to load up. So we just followed the emptier lifts and did our own thing. We did eventually meet up with Duncan and did a run with him before taking a vin chaud break. Then we left with Dunc while Christine and Willy went off in search of untouched powder.
Now here we sit wondering what we can scrounge together for dinner while we watch the France/Scotland match (France is winning and we are thinking some kind of potato/bean soup).
We are slowly adjusting to the idea that we are heading home in a couple days. Back to the land of reality (although with a short break with Mom and Dad, etc., in Connecticut!).
Mark and Tara
4 days ago