My family minus Sharon 🙁 came to visit Chris and I for most of last week. We had a great time and kept very busy- they wore me out! I spent most of the weekend recovering with lots of naps and time in front of the tv watching some NCAA basketball.
It was so nice to see them! I get homesick when they come and bought a plane ticket home for May 1-4 the day after they left! I’m now anxious to finish up the season and get home and have the roles reversed.
They came in on Monday, but spent most of the day recovering from the drive. We went to dinner with John, my running buddy at a burger place that Paul gave an 8/10 rating. That’s not bad!
As we were leaving USSA I told them about the new hospital next door and how some people go there for lunch- it’s cheap, and good! Mom put it up to a vote and pretty much everyone but Dad wanted to give it a try. So we went. Paul got chicken parmesan and I got a wood fired pizza.
We then went skiing at PCMR. Mom got to ride town lift- her favorite! As we got to the bottom of the round trip ride, we found Paul, Holly and Dad waiting. We assumed they’d be ready to go, but then Dad says he has to go to the bathroom! I have no idea why he couldn’t do that before?? We had to wait longer and Paul got bored so he put Dad’s ski on one foot and his snowboard on the other and invented Skiboarding- what a champ.
After PCMR we went for a hike in the Uintas- we should have rented snowshoes or xc skis, because we kept falling deep into the snow- it was pretty funny. We tried techniques like crawling in areas where there weren’t tracks.
We stopped for a snack at the picnic table. I served snowfood to those that eat it (everyone but Holly- she thinks eating snow is gross). Mom had a white snow, Dad had his chicken sandwich from lunch, Chris had french dip, I had an ice cream cone and Paul had pizza. It’s amazing that I was able to make all this food from snow! Just another reason, I love snow!
Chris and I toured them all around the hot spots at the resort- trying to stick to easy trails for mom and some more challenging for Paul and Holly. I think everyone had a good day and got to do some challenging trails and some at their level. We stopped for lunch and shared a cookie- a must-do at a ski resort at lunch!
On Thursday, we went to Solitude and had a great day. Chirs and I had always wanted to try the Honeycomb area but hadn’t been with people that could handle it. We thought Paul and Holly could survive, so we took them in. They both did great! It was by far the best run of the day.