Whew, what a day today was!! Did you ever have a day when almost everything goes wrong, or you are just out of sorts? Well, that's the kind of day today was. And It's not even Friday the Thirteenth! Don't get me wrong. It was not a real bad day, but it was not a real... Well, see for yourself.
We all had a delicious and nutritious breakfast. Then things got weird. It all started at the ski rack.
First, Petra slid down the wrong hill. She thought that was a ski slope. Actually, it was just a small hill by the parking lot. Then Stanley decided to practice his new trick. He is working on a new skiing technique and he almost has it perfected. It involves going down the hill backwards, with your butt in the air and your head on the ground. He says that it is more fun going down the mountain this way than it is when you can see where you are going. And besides, you get a really great breeze. That doesn't sound like Stanley, but at this altitude sometimes we do strange things. Next, as you can see, we have Butchy and Snickers naked! Snickers is looking for her coat on the ski rack instead of the coat rack. Must be the thin air again. Butchy knows that she is confused and he is laughing at her. He should not do that because he doesn't have his coat either. Then there is poor Maggie. Maggie can't find her skis. They all look alike to her. Maybe if she pulled her hat up off of her eyes, she will find her skis. Poor Herc is just standing there watching in amazement.
Then we took our first run for the day. It was rather unusual.
Why is that? Well, Lacie and Archie came down the ski lift instead of going up it. Seems that Archie is not supposed to be on the mountain because of his bad leg. Lacie wanted to ski though and persuaded him to join her. That wasn't too difficult because he wanted to ski, too. But his sister Agatha found out, and just when Lacie and Archie hopped onto the ski lift, Agatha ran up behind them and jumped on between them. Then she stayed between them for the rest of the day. Poor Lacie and Archie. They were so frustrated. And on the day after Valentine's Day yet. It's just not fair.
Off to our left, we have Ruby flying down the mountain on her black sled. She drives that even faster than her airplane. You better stay out of her way. She's not afraid of anything.
Maggie decided to forget about finding her skis, so she put her blue New York Giants Super Bowl shirt on (sorry A+A) and found a matching sled to ride. She looks nice. So does Mitch. He also has a blue shirt on. Mitch is driving a red snowmobile, but not very well though. He just misses hitting that pole!
My sweetheart Scruffy is also driving a red snowmobile and he, too, just misses a pole. His mind must be on me. Sigh. I am right behind him on my yellow snowmobile, but I am not anywhere near the pole.
Kousin Butchy decided to stop looking for his coat. He came down the mountain on a blue sled like Maggie's. They must have had a special on blue sleds because I saw a lot of them out on the mountain today. Butchie, too, almost hits the pole.
So, it must be this thin air out here on the slopes, or else there must be something in the water.
Speaking of water, after all that strenuous skiing, snowmobiling, and sled riding, we needed a drink, and we found the perfect spot with nice, fresh, mountain water.
When we got to the pond, we saw that it was being guarded by Gus and Lenny. They did a fine job of protecting it. Agatha and Archie are there. Where is Lacie? Oh my, LOOK!! Lacie fell on the ice! (Do you think that maybe Agatha pushed her? Nah...) Kousin Asta was there, too. So was Dewey, standing on the ice where he clearly did not belong. Cassidy was getting a drink, while Scruffy and I waited our turn. The water was so cold and refreshing, a little hard and crunchy (you had to chew it), but cold and refreshing.
After our drink, we girls decided to take a run by ourselves. It was great! No problems, and no near misses. We just went down the side of the mountain, instead of going forward. Oh well. You'll have that.
There is Kousin Asta on one of those blue sleds, Me on my yellow snowmobile (I rode that all day), Putter, with her great scarf and hat riding an old-fashioned wooden sled, Snickers on another one of those blue sleds, Asta Marie, who finally left the casino to come outside and take at least one run down the mountain (I heard that she won millions more and is going to pay for the entire weekend again! Great!!!!!), and Girl Girl, on a red snowmobile. That was so much fun!!!
When we got back, the boys decided that they wanted to have a run all by themselves. You know how they are. So anyway, there they go....
Stanley is doing his new backward, no-look, no-ski ski method down the big mountain!! Lenny is riding his red snowmobile facing backwards!! Mitch is on a wooden sled and he isn't paying attention to where he is going. STOP DAYDREAMING, MITCH!! Butchy just got thrown off his red sled. Dewey, on another one of those blue sleds, is about to go over the embankment. Bogart is behaving like a real gentleman. (How did he get mixed up with this bunch?) Rudy is standing on the ski lift instead of sitting safely, and Scruffy is...
I hope his medical insurance is paid up.
(To be continued on Asta's and Scruffy and Lacie's blog...)