We made it!
California has miraculously pulled through Storm Watch 2014™. As is typical of most weather events here, the torrential rains did not produce the dire results the news warned of.
But it did produce millions of puddles. And what better thing for a 4 year old to do but go jumping into said puddles?
There is nothing.
Living practically my entire life in Southern California, my winter experiences tend to run on the warmer side.
So as I sit through another week of temperatures in the 70s with partly cloudy skies, I can’t help but reflect on how it really felt like winter in Whistler.
The need to wear multiple layers.
The beauty of a snow-covered landscape.
Having drinks to warm up.
Well, actually, who am I kidding? I miss having drinks to warm up the most.
Cheers to all of you who actually have a real winter. I guess I’ll just be stuck here in SoCal enjoying the sun and cool breezes.
If being in Whistler to celebrate my 40th birthday isn’t enough, we got ourselves some brand new snow.
Powder day for days.
We were also fortunate enough to get some local knowledge on where to get the freshest powder stashes all day long. It’s one of the best dreams to have come true.
Lots to enjoy.
More to come.
3 grown men.
3 penguin outfits.
Mix well and what do you have?
You have one of the most crazy fun experience in my life.
My friends, David and Jessee, and I wore penguin outfits for the entire day while snowboarding. From the moment we left our condo, to the entire time walking back to the condo after spending all day snowboarding, we were greeted by smiles and waves from practically everyone. It was such an awesome time filled with some of the most random events.
– Zipping by a group on a trail and hearing them say, “there goes a penguin, and another penguin, and another!”
– Asked to partake in a couple’s engagement photo on top of the mountain.
– Hopping into a shot with a pregnant mom-to-be.
– Posing with a ski group because their mascot is a penguin.
– Making a little girl’s dream of meeting a penguin come true.
After all, how could you not be happy seeing a penguin?
Age ain’t nothing but a number.
And now my number is 40.
But instead of focusing on the number, why not see how I’m celebrating?
I was graciously given permission by Angela to take my birthday celebration to the mountains. And after years of dreaming of snowboarding in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, this year it’s become a reality. Two of my best friends and I have a few adventures planned.
So while we see what the trip brings us…
Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!