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... I'm still very confused as to how they stay up there and don't plummet to their deaths. Snowshoeing proved to be a super fun experience with a heavy reliance on balance, which apparently I don't have too much of. But I only fell once, everyone in the group fell at least once, even our chaperone!
Then we got to spend some time in the village, it was so quaint. There was the ...
... hill, so much so that I ended up walking down that hill and picking up from there (I have awful form but my method was working most of the day). When I made it back down the hill and stopped, I decided it was time to stop doing things that could potentially hurt me and my clumsy self so I took my skis off and sat down in the town for awhile to just enjoy the scenery.
The resort has wifi surprisingly so I texted a few people to let them know I made it ...
... 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 ...
... It is all great fun and a world away from the life of rural Africa. It is fun to be here with this lively and boisterous group of friends and they have all made me feel very much included. Who would have thought that when I set out yo drive across Africa I would end up Skiing in France, not me! But life has a way of embracing you if you embrace it, and one of the things i am constantly reminded of in Africa is that life is precious and can change in a blink for all of us, so Carpe ...
... and family back in Canada a little less.
After soaking in all the fresh air and clean water and powder skiing we could in 10 days, (it was so nice to see the kids detached from electronic devices!), we headed home to Lyon and to our new flat, leaving the snow and a little Christmas magic behind us.