It's been a solid 3 weeks since I've been really connected to the internet world, and it's been a nice break, no offense to you all. In fact, I missed Oppo more than most anything else internet-based.
I will post some more detailed stories and pictures another time, but in short here's what I've been up to:
- I took this:
And went on a 10-day winter backpacking trip with another teacher and 8 students from my school, in the White Mountains of NH. @MybirdIStheword btw the bottle rockets went over very well.
On Wednesday 3/16 I woke up to this (totally normal, it's just in stark contrast to what comes next):
- 3 days later my wife and kids and I were here:
We spent about 5 days in the Bahamas at the crazy Atlantis resort. I mean, aquarium in the lobby. Waterslides through shark tanks. Beautiful beaches, too.
- Our flight from the Bahamas left at 2:00pm Friday 3/25. By 2:00pm Saturday I had skied all "61 trails" of Waterville Valley in a fundraiser race and we ducked a rope to ski this one, as our last run: (not me in the pic)
In fairness, most of the trails were covered with snow. Plenty of bare spots, sure, but it wasn't bad on most of the mountain. And yeah, that's the East for you - 61 named trails on a little mountain smaller than a single bowl at Whistler.
So what am I doing today? Drinking coffee by my woodstove. It's 17F outside and blowing 15-25mph. My body just does not know what to make of this. I've got laundry to catch up on and paperwork, class prep, car maintenance, yard work, and dog snuggling.
I hope you're all doing well and I'll post more when I can. Thanks for being excellent while I was gone.