Saturday, December 12, 2009

ski and ride...

This week has been fun, but I think I would have appreciated more hours than more time off. I'm on another three day weekend, my second in two weeks. It's been great getting to know the resort, taking a lesson and watching a snowboarding competition, but I still don't know my job all that well, or even where I will be working. It's very frustrating.

I've made a few more friends with the others in my training class, and yesterday we took advantage of the free skiing lessons they have for employees. It was great to strap on skis again, and it reminded me of how much fun it is. It's a blessing, living three hundred feet away from a lift, I'll be able to ski everyday for free, if I wanted to.

All week, Copper has been hosting the Grand Prix Olympic Qualifying Snowboarding Championships. Today were the finals, mens and womens. Sarah, Carolyn and I got a front row seat along the half pipe to watch the action. We got a chance to meet the snowboarders as they walked back up the hill alongside the pipe. After awhile my feet started to freeze, but it was so much fun.

Tonight, there's a free concert in the village at the Burning Stones Plaza, a little celebration for the competition. Tomorrow, I'm going to check out a church that meets in a movie theatre. I'm excited to see what it's like, and if I'll find a home there.

I sometimes feel homesick, because it's so close to Christmas. But then I remember I'm surronded by others who are also without their families for the holidays and I don't feel so bad.


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