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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, ...
... f' and clearly said " Cates Folliet" and what I thought translated to Cate's Folly. Quick research on tables in near vicinity showed their saucers all said " Cafes". Just a coincidence probably, but it did make me think. But I smiled inwardly thinking of Cate's mischievous sense of humour. As well as sometimes being very naughty, she was very spiritual. So, who knows?
... and Ian (Australian & English) and Suanne and Lance (USA & English). Debbie and Suzanne seemed determined to dance me off my feet and I loved it. Of course I stopped for some reflection on past NYEs, but the pace was such that I didn't have much of an opportunity. The night went so fast it was midnight and then 2.00 am seemingly in a flash. When we left the party was still in full swing and apparently went on until daylight.
It snowed again overnight. Another good fall so skiing is definitely now on the agenda. In preparation we travelled through postcard perfect scenery back into La Clusaz to organise final equipment. The countryside in all directions was blanketed in white with snow heavy on rooftops and as it was just minus 3C snow remained thickly where it had landed on tree foliage. The forests of fur trees with ...