Special Thanks to Chuck for forwarding this to me.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
The Andrew Curry Green boathouse at Camp Wah-tut-ca in Northwood, NH is goin gangbusters. The above is the most recent picture. This boathouse is gonna be a great addition to the camp. I can't wait to see it in person someday.
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Today was awesome...
We got up early. Packed the kids and the car and went skiing at Durango Mountain Resort (Purgatory). They really should have just kept that name. It's not DMR. It's "Purg". I digress
Put the kids in lessons and then skied all day. Then during the day the Snow came down and down and down. We basically skied in the equivalent of an east coast blizzard. Totally cool.
Sue and I treated ourselves to lunch at Dante's up near lift 3 on the back side of the mountain. There's a nice bar and restaurant upstairs. So if you want more than an overpriced burger go upstairs and get some good food. High marks for that eating establishment.
So what's funny? Well, when we were packing the car in a raging snowstorm, Sue was helping Nick get into his seat on the driver's side of the car and I opened the ski carrier on the top of the car and dumped about 6 inches of snow all over them.
Nick was not amused.
I was. But that didn't help the situation.
Overall, a great day. Come visit in the Winter and we'll get you up there for some real skiing.
Monday, January 14, 2008
Sue is back east. (Maybe she'll post a blog entry about it. ;) ) So this weekend I grabbed Nick and Robin and went up to Molas Pass. (elevation 10,910ft /3325m).
The drive up was pretty cool with 8-15 foot snowbanks on either side of the road in places.We got up to the pass no problem and then had spectacular views. While we were up there we ran into a skier with a great set of bumper stickers on his truck..
If you ever thought about putting a sticker on your car and couldn't or wouldn't, then your worries are over. This guy has taken care of you. You can rest easy at night knowing that he has many to make up for the rest of us that didn't let our views be known. Cool Truck. Happy Skiing. High Marks to him for his truck.
Monday, January 7, 2008
Saturday, January 5, 2008
On December 27th we left Durango to drive to San Diego for a couple of days and then on to Joshua Tree National Park. We got as far as Phoenix the first night (500 miles) then got up the next day and headed for San Diego.
While in San Diego, we camped in a county park. We were in Lake Jennings county park which was surprisingly nice. I had expected that the park would be lousy and not kept up well, but it was nice. There were rangers on duty (at least 3 to cover the park) the sites were clean and bathrooms were adequate for a campground.
While in San Diego we went to three major places. San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld and the Torrey Pines Beach Area.
My favorite was the Torrey Pines area, but I think the kids really liked Seaworld. I'm gonna break up my posts on the trip into several so there aren't too many photos.
Joshua Tree NP photos
Torrey Pines State Reserve
San Diego Zoo
Friday, January 4, 2008
But beautiful. This is just a quick post. I promise to make a longer one after I review my photos and get my thoughts together. I took this picture on News Years Day 2008 at Indian Cove Campground in Joshua Tree National Park. We spent News Years Eve and News Year's Day there.
We all sat around the fire and made new years resolutions and burned little pieces of paper representing things that we wanted to let go of.
The only difficult part of this was that the parents (Me and Sue) were not adequately prepared for how cold it got. I woke up shivering in my not so warm sleeping bag. I guess that's what I get for trying to use a sleeping bag that it 25 years old.