Saturday, November 20, 2010

Friends, Fun and Food at Killington

This morning I headed out to Killington at 7:30 am to be in line when the lifts opened at 8 am.  The wind was howling, and there was a light film of ice covering the ground.  When I arrived I found out there was delayed opening due to the wind and ice.  The mountain needed extra time to prepare the lifts and runs.

I was disappointed over the delay, but I wasn't alone in the lodge.  It gave me a chance to hang out with good friends, and meet a couple of new ones.  The lifts opened around 10 am, and we broke up into small groups or our own.  I chose the latter.  I was now in a good mood, and felt like wandering around the mountain without any real plan.  On the lifts I chatted with many different people, shared stories and laughs.  Around 2:30 I skied down, no more stairway to heaven, today the mountain opened top to bottom, it was a wonderful surprise after the late start.

Our group (aka The Herd) met for dinner at the Wobbly Barn Steak House to recap day's adventures, and to celebrate two friends' birthdays.  After dinner we went upstairs to dance and listen to Sauce, a jazzy, funky band.  I left tired, but content.  Tomorrow I will be at the lift at 8 to do it all over again. 

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