On Sunday afternoon Ken and I tried something new - Downhill skiing. Neither of us had ever been downhill skiing before (though I did grow up doing a fair amount of cross country skiing which made things much easier for me). Ken had seen a class offered through our Community Education so he signed us up.
We had an instructor for the first hour who showed us the basics and then we had time to do some skiing on our own. Ken has never cared much for other sports where you had to hook something on your feet (for instance ice skating and roller skating) and at first I was afraid skiing would have the same result but it didn't. After a little bit of rough start Ken really did quite well for never having been on skis before. We graduated from the bunny hill and had fun zigzagging down the next hill as well.
I know this probably sounds childish but I have always wanted to ride on a ski lift and that was probably the highlight of my day. I thought it was a lot of fun! I also really enjoyed learning how to do those tight zig-zags where you throw your hips and then send up a little spray of snow. I also loved just shooting down the hills with the wind whipping through my hair. My only concern was that there would be this big crowd of people at the bottom that I wouldn't have room to steer around (And coming to a quick stop is something I haven't figured out yet!) thankfully that never happened and there were no casualties.
Now I really like downhill skiing and am looking forward to going again. It is to bad it costs so much! After doing something like that I would like to say that I feel wonderful, not a bit of soreness anywhere. Unfortunately that isn't the truth, yesterday I was quite sore and tired. I must be getting old!
I had hoped to have more pictures but my batteries died and I had failed to take any extras along.