With all the craziness that had been going on for the past couple of months, Marc and I planned a getaway, one of the few ones we've had in the past couple of weeks. I had tried the Mt Baldy hike before, but never made it to the top, so this was definitely a blissful moment.
In Honor of Hearts Day
Happy Valentine's Day!!
For Angela's birthday, we took a day trip out to Big Bear to celebrate with her sister and some of her friends. We got there a little late so we missed the 8am meet-up time - traffic was horrible and we had some unexpected delays. I was so excited, since I hadn't been skiing since Massachusetts. But when I got to the top and was preparing to ski down, I suddenly started getting nervous, and couldn't make it down the regular way - that is, I had to slide my way down the whole way. What a sight to see, a little woman sliding her way down a black diamond! "Get off the slope, woman!"
Fortunately, I got the ski legs back, and it was so much fun for the rest of the afternoon.... UNTIL towards the end of the day, I got mowed over by a guy on a snowboard, got a bad headache and had to stop. So now here I am, four days after the fact, and I am still unable to tilt my head certain ways, my arm and hands have bruises and the right side of my stomach feels like someone punched me. Whoopee.
But here is the picture to commemorate the "before" scenario.
Salut! Enchantee. Comment allez-vous? Ca va.
Bonjour! C'est moi, et j'estudie francais. C'est tres interessant.
And that's about the extent of what I can say for right now. I just started taking beginner French lessons at a local language school, and even though I was arguably the slowest learner during the first session, it's such a blast. C'est bonne surprise. If this goes well, I may actually see this through, and sign up for the more advanced classes as well.
Au revoir et a bientot!
2008 Kick Off
Instead of our usual dinner with friends, Marc and I decided to pack up our bags and take a road trip out to Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park in Utah
. People we told looked at us like we were crazy, driving from 60-degree weather to below freezing temperatures. And we probably were! But who says crazy people can't have fun?