Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The Slippery Slope!


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!

14 comments:

  1. une crevaison sous la neige, c'est vraiment pas amusant ;(...
    Merci pour les photos de l'Appareil de ton ami, j'aime beaucoup ces appareils à chambre, mais c'est tout un art pour les utiliser, un art que je ne maitrise pas encore, mais je vais essayer

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  2. What an impressive winterly scene! I wouldn't like to swap with the persons. It's a hard work.

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  3. At least you were safe from carskiing.

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  4. Snow is so beautiful to look at (and ski upon) but so ugly to drive in.

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  5. Excellent news! You'll take your camera of course? Can't wait to see some pictures.

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  6. My wife just returned from Tahoe, they had almost 2 feet of snow last week. I hate driving in conditions like these.

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  7. Probably a good idea to turn around. In a few days, the road will be clear and the ski trip can begin.

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  8. You're lucky you made it back alive! Is that guy trying to put chains on the truck?

    Re your comment on Cedar Key DP - the water's only about two blocks away.

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  9. Well you still had an adventure even f a litle different to the planned one

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  10. Not a good place to be looking under the truck, good thing thats not you guys. Let us know if you make it back up there.

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  11. I'm so tired of the snow! I'm ready for summer already! It's such a tease, with 60 degree days, then snow at night. Although it could be worse... we could be in Minnesota right now... ;)

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  12. Glad you could turn around. As someone said you don't want to be car-sking. Hope you can make it up there on a calmer day.

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  13. Happy that you made it down safe. At the rate we going with snow maybe they will stay open a little longer.

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  14. The same day it was snowing even here at sea level...

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