Sorry for the long blogging hiatus. I was down and out with a cold most of last week, and then we took a trip to Telluride this past weekend. We originally were signed up for a 1/2 marathon, if you recall, but couldn’t pass up a trip to Telluride and a free stay at a multi-million dollar property. Poor Tony caught my cold and spent most of this last weekend in bed while everyone else skiied — and he had looked so forward to the trip too!
I tried out beginner’s lessons, since the only time I ever skiied was once six years ago, and boy was that was a mistake. I paid $170 for a package that included a full day of lessons, a lift ticket, and rental gear. Our instructor was a little goofy, and didn’t explain the basics really well, and instead of practicing he pretty much just told us to “follow our intuition” and “glide”. It was sort of ridiculous. Halfway through the lesson one of the guys in my group got out of control, fell down and tore his Achilles heel. He was this big giant Rugby player, and he was screaming in pain, so I knew it had to be pretty serious. Anyway, we had to wait for ski patrol to come get him, and in all the commotion, we got jipped out of most of our lesson. The ski instructor offered to meet us the next day for free, but we had to drive back to Phoenix that day, so we ended up requesting a full refund (and luckily, they obliged). So I got to go down one run (the Meadows) ONE TIME. I still never learned how to stop, which is why I took the lesson in the first place
In other news, American Airlines is offering from 100 up to 100,000 AAdvantage Miles for Free when you “Like” them on Facebook.
I only got the minimum of 100, but maybe one of you will be more lucky!