Friday, January 14, 2011

Happy New Year!

Hello again, gentle readers! Happy 2011! I realize I am a bit late with my new year wishes, but I have been off having adventures.

I rang in the New Year with some of my college buddies at a bay house in Prince Frederick, MD overlooking the Chesapeake Bay. It was a great time, but I won't go too much into the shenanigans so as not to embarrass anyone, mainly myself. We also spent the days surrounding New Year's kicking around Vienna, VA. It's a nice place, Vienna.

That trip to my old stomping grounds (sort of) took up December 29 - January 4 and then on the 4th, I flew out to Denver to meet up with three of my high school friends for several awesome days of skiing in the Rockies. We spent the first two days and nights at Winter Park and then the rest of the time in Steamboat Springs. Overall I think I liked the vibe at Winter Park better. It was a little more low-key, and I had the distinct feeling I had been there before. I still can't confirm, but I think when I went skiing for three days in high school we were at Winter Park. Hmm... Anyway, Steamboat had better runs, but there were sooooo many people. It got overwhelming.

As for the skiing itself, I'm not bad. I took a few falls. Although, most of them were while standing still. Embarrassing? Extremely. I blame all the exertion. My legs were just tired, man. And then they stopped working. It happens. Despite the exhaustion and falling and whatnot, I had a fantastic time, both with the actual skiing and just hanging out with my dear friends.

I'm glad to be back in Florida, however, and I'm looking forward to making the most of this year. Hope the first two weeks of 2011 have treated you well!

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