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Yesterday we took a field trip to the French Alps. It was by far the most beautiful thing I have ever seen and I had one of the best days of my life there! I never truly understood why everyone was so in awe over the mountains (all of them, not just the Alps) until I got to see the sunrise come up over the tips while climbing up the side of the mountain range. It was so breath taking ...
... can get some of the effect.
So back to my first time skiing...ever.
I did 4 runs today before my body told me I needed to stop. My first run down the bunny slopes was kinda awful (as expected for a newcomer). I couldn't stop, or turn so basically I did what I could to slow down and ended up wiping out hard many times.Thankfully I had Katy with me who is from Colorado who talked me through it and got my confidence back up. After the first run, ...
On our way to Milan we decided to stop by the infamous Courmayeur for a couple of hours. We weren't disappointed! Although Courmayeur wasn't as big and appealing as Chamonix it was a picturesque town with ...
... better snow. I would have to re pass thru the scanner and without my lift pass it would not be possible. I could however stay on this field and get in a few runs without being scanned. I decided to do that and join them for lunch in the village below and pay the price of replacing the lift pass at the office located there. So off I went feeling that I would surely get a Dod of the Day for this effort. Well at least the sun was shining and ...
... with the meals.
The sking is great and the mountain weather fluctuates from brilliant sunshine in cold crisp air to winds that whip the snow up and around you making visibility difficult and fingers vey cold. There are often cloudy, misty conditions in the morning but we have only had one day where the wind and driving snow closed all chairlifts. I have been suffering with "Man Flu" and have needed two trips to the Doctor for antibiotics, anti inflammatorys and an ...