Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Welcome, Spring!

With the arrival of the spring solstice, and along with the incredibly mild, mild winter we've had, I think I'm actually ready to move on to the next season.... Spring! Bring it on!

To celebrate moving forward - weather-wise as well as life-wise - a few fantabulous things are on the agenda.

Tomorrow, my brand new motorbike is being delivered....

I have a few items of bling to add to it, to personalize it a bit. And even more exciting is the forecast for the weekend - 15 degrees Celsius on Saturday! Can you believe it?? Woot! Perhaps I'll be able to take the new wheels for a spin!

Next on the springtime fun agenda is Maui.... That's right.... Chris and I are headed to the beautiful Hawaiian island in about three weeks. It's my third trip to the amazing Pacific paradise - and Chris's first - and we plan to put this well-traveled guidebook to good use!

In the interim, it will be work work work.... But that's okay. I have so many cool things to look forward to that my job is simply a minor distraction. Umm, don't tell my boss that however.... Heh heh....

Happy Happy Spring everybody!


Sunday, March 15, 2015

Roar!! Ummm, NOT....

You're probably familiar with the saying about March "In like a lion, out like a lamb..."  Well, this year the infamous month definitely came in without any roar whatsoever, and it has been staying that way, somewhat to the skier-in-me's dismay. Last weekend, we did get a couple of days in at the hill, but the conditions were less than ideal. My last post was from Saturday... Here are a few pics from Sunday...

Check out Chris's new boots!

Mt Assiniboine in rare full view!

Lovin' the sunshine! Just need MORE SNOW!

I get regular automated snow reports via email, and this morning I learned that 10-12cm had fallen overnight at Sunshine and Lake Louise. We however, are not in the mountains at the moment. D'oh! We should have been though, as it would have saved me a large chunk of change! LOL! You see, I am in the market for a motorcycle, and since I had some time on my hands these last three days, I ended up at the local Harley Davidson dealership.... and subsequently with a new set of wheels.

Yes people, that right there is yours truly, sitting on my new Fat Boy Low. Denim black. Mmmmmm. I pick it up as soon as..... the snow is all gone! Now how's that for a paradox! Hee hee.... I want it to snow, but I don't want it to snow.... Jeesh.... Either way - I have such fun stuff to look forward to!


#terminator2, #harleydavidson, #fatboylow, #mynewtoy

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Spring ahead!

Daylight savings time. A concept I've never really understood, and one I've never been a fan of. But, as per some sunlight-equalizing ritual which was created who knows when, tonight I will set my clocks ahead an hour. And no doubt I will curse when 6:00am comes around - because it is actually 7:00am and that's what time I have to get up to go skiing.

Speaking of skiing.... Today we skied at Sunshine, and I must say I was pleasantly surprised. The conditions are marginal, similar to most ski hills in Alberta and BC - fresh snow is scarce and unseasonably warm temperatures are quickly depleting the snow pack. However, we were still able to find some areas with decent coverage and had a great day!

We spent a few hours in 'The Dive' today!

Since the skiing itself wasn't exactly stellar, the atmosphere of Trapper's Lodge easily sucked us in today and kept us entertained longer than it usually does. We (and by we I really mean I) enjoyed a few too many runs down 'Delirium Dive' (see the pic, above).... and when we finally peeled ourselves from our barstools a couple of hours later, I had some seriously interesting real-life runs... Note to self: Ten rum'n'cokes with lunch is about nine too many, especially when you're at the top of Goat's Eye.... Oy.

In the end, I was just fine. We skied until the lifts closed, and the plan now is to eat/sleep/repeat. Can't wait!

Set your clocks ahead people!