Photos! And Learning to Snowboard

If you cram a lot of stuff into the days, sometimes it seems like more time. 

We made it to Vail and Eric immediately went out to snowboard. I hung around the room and read a novel (David Mitchell's The Bone Clocks - so far I love it). 

The mountain behind our resort, me in front of the mountain, heated pool at the resort, creek behind the resort, and the sunrise this morning. 

The mountain behind our resort, me in front of the mountain, heated pool at the resort, creek behind the resort, and the sunrise this morning. 

Where I learned to "skate" and where Eric learned he couldn't get the fitting back on his board without professional help. 

Where I learned to "skate" and where Eric learned he couldn't get the fitting back on his board without professional help. 

Then late in the afternoon, Eric took me out on this little hill which is actually the return trail for our resort. I tried to learn to "skate," which is what you'd guess, skating along on flat ground until you figure out how to stand on the snow with your feet tied to a slick-ass board. 

We did that for about an hour and no one died or got hurt too badly. 

This morning, we went to a slightly bigger hill, which has a lift, but we didn't use the lift because 1) I don't have a ticket and 2) we only wanted to go halfway up. If you've never walked up a snow-covered hill while carrying a snowboard and wearing those stiff boots, well, don't start now. Also we're at a higher altitude than I'm used to so it's that much more difficult just to breathe, let alone do other activities at the same time. 

We climbed up and I slowly came back down, mostly on the board, sometimes on my butt. And we did it again. Eric is a good teacher.

Then we took a break and tried again, but my legs were like jelly. 

Me on the board. I think when you get better you can stop looking at the ground. 

Me on the board. I think when you get better you can stop looking at the ground. 

I'm think I'm going to have to break down and buy a lift ticket. 

Week Fourteen: Creative - Photos

  1. Learning to Snowboard (only one post, but I was on vacation)
  2. East Shore Trail Review