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Life is not a straight road. Things happen when you least expect it. Most will know how our road trip began but Optimus deserves a special mention, or perhaps a eulogy. Optimus, named after the hero Transformer 'Optimus Prime' (some may have to wiki this), was a wonderful Volkswagen Eos convertible whose roof mechanism was a display in itself. Unfortunately, his life was cruelly cut short. A guy on a bike carrying a large bag of drugs ...
... opening session # 2 ensued. Once again, Santa (who even sent an email to explain) was mindful for the need to fit things back into suitcases and so things were kept to a minimum.
Had a successful Skype fest calling all the rellies and BFFs, which was great.
Then it was up the mountain for our last day of skiing. It was the best day yet and in itself a great ...
... We ended the day with a family run down a red together. Trystan’s control came to the fore as he played ‘mother duck’ at the front of the line and I made the most of my strengths by being the one that got to shoot off ahead to catch any child how broke formation and worked up a bit too much speed.
It’s been such a fantastic week… really the best… and blessedly injury free ...
... I a) go slow and b) know how to stop! I kicked butt on the times I wobbled out of traversing and just rocketed down to the bottom.
Day 3 we went up to the big slope. Now there were 2 blue runs that were open but Yure said they were too narrow to perfect our traversing so it was straight to a red run for us. “Nice and wide” says he… “Smegging STEEP” says my group. Thus I entered my ...
... you would be in big
I headed for the docks to see a old steam ship that is being restored there
and after that the satnav was set up to get me out of town and onwards through
Slovenia and beyond.
Down at the docks the temp was a wonderful 19 Celsius but as I started
climbing the steep roads out of the city it began to get colder by the minute
and by the time I am out the city the temp has fallen to 11 Celsius. Heated
grips went ...