Winthrop Ski Trip 2013

The beauty of a climate (day/hour) in which the sun is often hidden and the light is flat: I don’t have to squint. I can see more; several muscles in my face can just relax while I take in the view. It even seems to allow deeper breaths and a just a little more calm,…

Buckets of hit points

We have just returned from a weekend of ski, cabin, and general Puget Sound fun; I’m still processing the photos & stories from it. Though I’m really wishing for a nap, I marvel at the restorative properties of a vacation, even when it’s an exhausting one! Despite aches on at least four parts of my…

Westward Sno!

We picked a great year to finally make a trip out to Washington for some cross-country skiing! Steve and I plan to do a rather large ski race in late February, and we hadn’t yet been on our skis. Metro-area Minnesota – at least until today – has been bereft of snow for much of…

Home again

Tacoma can be awfully pretty. I’m glad it put on its party dress, for our last day.