What started off as a hectic, late for the mountain morning, was quickly remedied with six inches of new powder and the sun peaking through Sunday at Mt. Hood Meadows.  Haley went to her sixth ski lesson and they had her going down “Mercury” and “Apollo”.  Forty years ago those would have been references to NASA missions.  Today, it referred to the black diamond runs my eight year old daughter skied down during her “Snow Blaster” Lesson.

During her morning lesson, I disappeared up the express lift did a quick minute run down “Middle Fork” and “Show Off” to warm up and then spent the next two hours exploring the bowls.  Lunch with my daughter was hot cocoa, peanut butter and jelly and sliced apples…mmmmm.  Then off again.  This time I decided to follow along with Haley and her instructor, Rolando.  Afternoon had some great runs, smaller crowds, breaks in the clouds with a little sunshine.  Life is good.  Quick stop at “Joe’s” for a delicious maple bar on the way back home because we were too late to stop in the morning!

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