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Rog, this is what you have to look forward to...prolly why you enjoyed the
TR so much. It was endearing.

-Sh


On 1/2/08, roger Klinger <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> This wins my vote for best tr of the week.
>
> On 12/31/07, David Guertin <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Hi folks,
> >
> > I've enjoyed reading all the reports from all the folks who have gotten
> > to ski the bigger mountains this week. As circumstances have restricted
> > me to skiing the little local hill all this week, I should feel a bit of
> > jealousy, but somehow I don't.
> >
> > As I mentioned last winter, my 16-year-old daughter Gillian is now a ski
> > instructor at the Snow Bowl. Since she does not yet have her driver's
> > license, but does have her learner's permit, I've been enlisted to
> > accompany her on her drives up and down the mountain every day. (As a
> > side note, she's doing quite well with the manual transmission and
> > handles the twisty road up the Middlebury Gorge with assuring
> confidence.)
> >
> > Anyone who has been out in the snow this week knows what it has been
> > like, so there's no point in my hashing over the ski conditions for the
> > entire week. Let's just say that it was probably about the same as
> > everywhere else, only less so. Today of course was the pick of the week,
> > with about 5" of freshies over a hard crust.
> >
> > But what stands out in my mind as I look back over the week is not so
> > much the skiing, as fun as it was, but the image of my daughter standing
> > in the ski school corral surrounded by her eager 6-10-year-old charges.
> > Eleven years ago she was one of those little ski tykes looking up to her
> > teacher, and now the circle has come fully around and she is the
> > seasoned veteran in the ski school jacket. Every day during the drive
> > down the mountain I got to listen to her tales of the kids, and it does
> > a dad good to see his daughter so excited about doing something she
> loves.
> >
> > Work kept her pretty busy for the whole week, but a few times I actually
> > got to ski a run or two with her and reflect on how far we've come in
> > eleven years. The days are long gone when I could keep up with her on
> > the mountain, but I honestly get a thrill as I watch that blue-and-red
> > jacket disappear down the mountain in front of me, knowing the big smile
> > just hidden from view.
> >
> > Yeah, it's been a great week.
> >
> > Dave G.
> >
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