My mother GRACIOUSLY watched our kids and we headed out to Flagstaff on Thursday morning. We hit the outlet malls at Anthem where Paul insisted I buy a few things for myself. What husband normally encourages this! He was surprised to see how difficult it is for women to shop - what with the sizes never being the same in any one store and the fact that all the styles are strapless, sleeveless or see through! He now knows why I don't particularly like to shop for clothes. Anyway I don't need to write all the details of my shopping experiences but I did get a few new things and so did Paul so that worked out well.
Friday we hit the slopes and it took awhile for me to get comfortable skiing again. We basically stayed in the "easy" area because I kept falling down. I would get to where I was going really good and then I would speed up and become nervous and bite the dust. The good thing was everyone else was falling too. When we rode the ski lift up to the top of the mountain the slope under us was littered with people who had fallen down. The one amazing thing though, was the number of little kids that could ski. Better than me infact! And they didn't even use poles, they just skied straight down the hill using their arms for balance.
I am looking very sunburned but actually I wasn't, must've been the glare from all the snow
Paul the pro skier - he didn't even fall - lost his balance once - but no falling down the slopes like I did several times.
After 5 hours of skiing, I was physically exhausted. I hurt in places I didn't even know could hurt. We headed back to our hotel where once we walked in the room, I promptly fell across the bed and slept for two hours! Anyway we had a lot of fun and it was so nice to just get away and be together - heck we even slept in until 7am! Around here that is late...ha.ha...