Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Junior's ski lesson

Two days already passed of the year 2017. No,I’m not lamenting by telling that I didn’t do any fruitful thing on these two days. I don’t want to do that, as I enjoyed those two days a lot. First day of the year kiddie had his first ski lesson for the entire day. We woke up early in the morning. The sky was clear. Soft golden sun of the morning filled up the top of the dark green conical pine trees. Though, the temperature was showing 22 degree fahrenheit, we couldn’t exactly figure out how could the cold bite us. As soon as we stepped out of the cottage we could realized the strength of the cold.  We realized the how Tahoe winter is. All of us blanketed ourselves with heavy jackets, heavy gloves, and boots. 




Still we had been started shivering. It was eight o’clock , and the sun didn’t help us to overcome the cold. Our car was covered with a thin layer of ice. We put a big pan of warm water on the front glass of our car. Although it helped to clear the layer , but  at the bottom of the glass the water froze within moments. Anyway, we reached Northstar Ski Resort, and handed junior to the school. We wanted to stay for a little while to see how he is doing. Anyway, it became difficult to stand outside. Moreover, my hands and feet cannot sustain cold. Under the layer of two gloves my hands started paining. We went inside the nearby Starbucks. Inside it was cozy and warm. I regained sense in my hands and feet.  Around nine o’clock we  rode gondola , and went to the carpet area, where junior was practicing ski. We stayed back for an hour there, then came back to our cottage. 



It was the first time for all of us were in any ski area. In my life I never skied. When we got down from the gondola, we stomped on a thick layer of ice and reached the area of the lesson. Standing at the foot of the mountain, we could see the white vast mountain before us. Other part of the mountain was covered by long conical trees, so those parts were not for skiing or skateboarding. From the top of the white mountain people had been sliding down in full force in colorful dresses. That was a spectacular site. We watched for an hour. 
After having lunch again we went back around 2 o’clock. The weather started getting worse.   When we reached the carpet area, tiny snow flakes started hitting us. On the top of the hard wind started blowing. I just couldn’t stand there anymore. We went back to the overcrowded  Starbucks again. Everyone had been coming back and wanted to grab cup of hot coffee.Mr. Man went to pick junior from the school. After that we hurriedly came back to our cottage.

13 comments:

  1. You has a lovlt daybut cold one

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  2. The scenery is so beautiful with deep blue sky and white snow.

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  3. How fun for you and your family! Even with the cold, I know you are making wonderful memories! ♥

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  4. Snow and clear blue sky - beautiful! Enjoy! Anna x

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  5. Sweltering in our summer heat I loved this - and hope Junior LOVED his lesson.

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  6. What a wonderful experience to start the new year, the photos look amazing.

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  7. Looks like a lot of fun, even though it was cold. BTW, don't do the hot water thing on your car windows. That's a good way for the glass to crack.

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  8. Wow, that looks like so much fun.. cant wait till my kiddos are old enough to take skiing! <3 - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  9. Wow I can't imagine cold like that. That Starbucks would be a popular place.

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  10. Beautiful photos!!! I hope the skiing lessons went well! I can understand why the Starbucks would be popular! LOL!

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  11. What a wonderful day with your family. I don't get to see the snow too much here, unless we drive about an hour away. :) Happy New Year!

    ~Sheri

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