Elkins Motor Lodge
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... thrown into the water.
The season was opening the next day, 1st April, and was not operational. There was a very kind lady who was stocking the kiosk at the wharf for the next days' opening who offered us a bucket of feed to throw into the water.
As this particular winter had been severe, and with the snow melt stirring up the water, we were told not to expect too many fish at this early part of the season.
I will be traveling with students to see Amsterdam, Paris, and London in order to visit museums, architectural sites, and areas of historical significance. By visiting these places in person, I am hoping to fulfill the part of our College's Mission Statement to prepare and inspire students for success and thoughtful engagement in the world. I can think of ...
... up with something that at least looked like gravy (Lindsay and I don't like gravy and thus couldn't be accurate judges of how good our food was...haha). We had a church service in the lodge before loading up all of the cars and going back to Timberline.
I'm not sure what convinced Daniel that Lindsay, Abbi, and I were up for the challenge of a blue slope. Abbi and Lindsay were pros and made it down with just a few falls. I made it down "Lower Almost Heaven" in a ...
... bunny slopes.
Things I learned today:
1. Libby and Steven saved my life by teaching me to "ski" in the living room over Christmas. Seriously, you two, I was the only newbie to be able to turn after a few runs down the bunny slope. And as we all know my affinity for falling, I needed all the help I could get.
2. Ice is not my friend. It is cold, hard, and I go flying every time I hit some on the course.
3. Snow is not ...
... of putting chains on tires. We both were actually pretty excited to learn the process. And I have to say, my inner six year old was pretty disappointed by the simplicity of the process. The rest of the night was spent staying warm by a fire, grabbing last minute supplies from the tiny Shop N Save (Basically the Davis equivalent to Greentown's Hulce Supermarket), and shuttling the luggage and everyone up to the lodge in the cars with chains. Tomorrow: ...