Sunday, February 10, 2019

Family time at Waterville Valley

Not my best

It’s been waaaaay too long since I’ve been out on my board, and it definitely showed on Saturday. Mike, Chip and I joined Mike’s company, InterSystems Inc., for a family outing at Waterville Valley — so much fun! Despite the -12 degree windchill, (35 mph winds with gusts up to 65), we woke early and hit the road for New Hampshire just before sunrise. We haven’t had much snow this year in Eastern Mass, but the further north we got, we found cold, white, visual evidence of winter. Driving up, with a death grip on the steering wheel as wind gusts knocked the car around, I had doubts about the skiing conditions at our destination, but I’m glad we didn’t back out. The high winds closed several of the lifts for the day, but Mike and Chip still enjoyed several hours of skiing while I struggled mightily on my board. (I just couldn’t get in a good groove, I have no core strength to speak of right now, and every strong gust of wind knocked me on my ass. It was ugly.)

We had a really great time, though, with many laughs all around. InterSystems is phenomenal when it comes to planning family outings. We truly are thankful for their attention and investment in family time. It’s really exceptional.

Time to crack down on core strength training. Just one more thing to add to my list.

Fam, minus one.