Every year in the second full week back to school in January, our local ski hill Mt. Washington offers half-price lift tickets. For the past four years now we have played hooky and gone skiing that week, at least for a day.
This year that day was last Friday. The skies were cloudy but clear, and we were hopeful that we would have a good day on the slopes.
We spent the morning getting our ski legs back and enjoying our regular runs. The Hawk was pretty busy, with a lot of classes happening. We headed up the Eagle, and were rewarded with some spectacular views.
I had been predicting that this year Bushboy would be ready to do some more adventurous skiing, and I was right. So after lunch Bushboy and I went off together and ventured over to the Sunrise chair, while Mr. Kate enjoyed the more relaxed runs of the Hawk. We skied our hearts out, and Bushboy was right with me as we swooped down the big runs, which we had almost to ourselves. In fact, as he would be quick to point out, he passed me on one of them (I kept him on my heels for the rest of the runs). This was such a thrill for me, as I love to ski fast, and although I love to ski with Mr. Kate, he doesn’t quite love it as much as I do. So to have Bushboy now be able to comfortably ski with me was really fun.
We ended the day with no mishaps, big smiles, and three delicious Beaver Tails. Best ski day yet.