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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.
 
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On 1/2/08, roger Klinger <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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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