I had something else planned for today but yesterday's adventure is too good to pass up. Much to our delight we discovered that people our age can ski FREE at the Santa Fe Ski Basin. Altho we did not come prepared with ski clothes, we decide to drive the 16 miles from Santa Fe to the ski area to check it out, thinking that we could borrow ski clothes from some friends or buy some while we're here. We left Santa Fe while it was raining, but as we climbed the road leading to the ski slope snow began falling and the road became increasingly slick and slippery. After seeing cars in ditches and blocking roads, some good samaritans advised us to turn back since more than a foot of snow was falling. We finally were able to find a flat enough area next to a ski rental shop that enabled us to turn around. I could imagine the ski slopes covered with freshly fallen snow, and sighed. There's always tomorrow, but we'll have to hurry since the Santa Fe Ski basin closes on April 4!