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Saturday, February 7, 2009

Mammoth '09

We are so sad Jade couldn't join us for this EPIC trip shreddin' the pow-pow in Mammoth!  (Busy with calls and meetings for his new job helping people with life insurance, long-term care insurance, retirement, disability planning etc .)
Minus him though, we had the whole crew.
We left at 4:30AM on Thursday, dropped the gear off at the condo and Dad and the kids were on the mountain snowboarding by 10:30.  
Mom had to go rent skis so she got a 1/2 day pass and joined the Fam at 12:30.

It has not really stopped snowing since we arrived so we are enjoying the fresh, deep powder. (Well, at least MOST of us are.  Miss M is a little bitter at it.)

We have had a few minor wardrobe malfunctions:
Mom needed new goggles (major fogging episodes helped us to know what it might be like to ski if you were nearly blind!)
Boards sitcking - needed waxing.
Hands were FREEZING - glove liners purchased.
Legs cold - long underwear bought.

1st day we thought the mountain closed at 4:30 so didn't get back to the Mill to get our car in time.  The kids walked back to the condo from Canyon Lodge while Mom & Dad had to take the gondola into the village (from Canyon) then catch the redline shuttle back toward main lodge to the Mill where the suburban was the last car in the parking lot... covered with a foot of snow.

Lunch on the mountain at McCoy. (Memories: Lando making friends with Alex from Mumbai & Jose who made AWESOME  grilled roast beef paninis with bacon, Dad tipping George at check out, Miss M falling asleep face down on the wood bench.)

Dinner in the condo:
Soup & crusty french bread (Broccoli & Cheese or chicken tortilla)
Spaghetti, garlic bread, and salad
Polska kielbasa, potatoes, salad

Hey, keep your eyes on the road.
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.
Getting ready to shred the Gnarnia.
Winter wonderland.
Jade, wish you were here!


  1. Awesome pictures my friend! Thank you for sharing them with us! I love your family you are SO blessed!

  2. Look at all the snow! It just be absolutely freezing - but glorious!!! I'm jealous!