Friday I got to go snowboarding with my family. White Pine was hosting a home school days so we were able to get our tickets and rentals for half price. Normally I’m a skier, and I hadn’t even done that since before I got married! But everyone else was snowboarding and they were offering free lessons, so I figured I might as well try it out. I’d gone once before when I was a youngin’ but the friend I went with didn’t know how to do it either so I never got off the bunny hill and never figured out how to stop without crashing that day–lol!!
I had an AWESOME time!! Although I’m sooooo very sore still….ouch!! Allegra and Daniel got to come with us and Allegra had been once before like me and we ended up being right around the same skill level so we ended up going down runs all day. We even went up the “big girl lift” to the top 😉 We decided not to get lessons after all since after Dan went down with us a few times we pretty much had the hang of it. Hannah and her friend Cassie did decide to take lessons, however. So once when we were about to go down I saw them with their instructors so I went over to talk to them. When you go up the lift you have one boot hooked in but not the other one. I hadn’t snapped my other boot into my binding yet and I didn’t realize that I had gone too far so the part of the hill I was on was sloping down so much every time I tried to stand up to snap my boot in I slipped farther down the hill. One of Hannah’s instructors saw my dilemma and came over to help. Of course he was a really cute guy right around my age–we’d teased Hannah earlier about having a cute guy instructor. I’d just gotten done telling him that Allegra and I were the ones who decided not to have lessons. He’d replied “Ya, I saw two other names on the sheet and figured someone had gotten to advanced for us.” So there I am after saying I didn’t need lessons, and I can’t even get my boot in the stinking binding!!!!! He ended up having to hold my board down for me while I held onto his shoulders while I put my foot down. Of course this didn’t work so I had to try it twice. I was basically hugging the guy…..how embarrassing!!!!!!!! Hannah, of course, was watching all of this laughing hysterically….meanie!!
All in all it was great fun though. My mom stayed down in the lodge and babysat Amber for me–what a nice mom I have!!! It was so wonderful to be up there again. I just love skiing and now snowboarding and I’ve really missed it since I got married!!!!