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A night on the slopes

Last night I attended ski night with my youngest son and the middle school ski club. I'm so proud of him and how well he's doing. When I was at ORMS this is the same way I learned how to ski and when the opportunity came up for him this year he decided that he'd like to try it out. Now I haven't pushed skiing on my kids in the past as I was leery of getting them involved in an activity that I really didn't have a way to fund. With the ability to have him go up with the middle school he is able to go up, learn and if he decides to continue with it we'll work to make that happen. Anyhow, the school has buses that go up every Friday afternoon, yesterday I took the day off so that I could go with him.
Now as I said I learned in Middle school too and honestly I haven't skied much over the years. The last time I skied with January 1990 when a girl friend of mine and a few friends went up to Gunstock. Well 19 years and a few back surgeries later I was more than a bit nervous about getting back on the slopes. Now King Pine is a nice little mountain. Great for kids and families. After getting my gear on Brian and I headed for the chair lift. Brian offered to go up the bunny slope with me so I could get my ski legs back but I said, "Hell, No!" If I'm going to fall I want it to be up top. So we headed for the chair lift and away we went. Long story short. I didn't fall once. We got about 3 hours of skiing in and it was GREAT! I had forgotten the thrill of flying down the mountain. The fear of almost pushing yourself a little too far. Oh it was fun. I know that my body will hurt in another day or so but it was well worth it. Especially since Brian and I were able to spend some nice time together, just father and son and share a good time on the slopes. I look forward to the next trip and hopefully we can get my other boys up there too. Heidi???

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