Sunday, April 24, 2011

Closing weekend

Wow, Great weekend.
There is always a powder day in April.

The past week has been great for skiing, too bad I spent most of it in the office.

The week into Saturday morning reports were:
18 inches at Winter Park
22 inches at Vail

with 1" reported Saturday, we checked the mountain cams, and headed over. Gus got all the pix, I'll have to post a few later.

The skiing was excellent, we headed back to blue sky, and caught some great runs on lovers leap!

Back for lunch at the Blue Moose, then back on the mountain, I remember why I don't ski out of Lion's head any more. We took Eagle Bahn, Avanti, and 4 to get to the top of the mountain.

We only had time for 1 run down Sun Up Bowl, before heading back to meet Karyn. Great day! I'd say the logged over 10 inches during the day and the skiing was great!

Sunday we headed to Copper to close the mt up for the season. They reported 10", several were fresh after close Saturday.

Karyn had a quick visit at the Copper Mountain Req, she loves the pool there.

First run I took them up to hike from Sierra chair to Union bowl.

Gus is a bit creative when it came to carrying the ski.

The snow was great, but I heard about the hike all day!

Scott joined us at lunch, and we got some great runs in after. Not the whole
After lunch we stopped in to check on some of the folks that didn't ski the afternoon, and about 3:45, the snow came in again.

How often do you see three Monos and a pair of teles in one place?
Tim came up to join us despite a little collarbone repair on Wednesday. Thanks for holding down the table!

I don't know what these jagarmeister ladies were doing in this weather:

Thanks for swinging out for a visit Gus. Glad to see you, Steff and Sarah. And Love the jacket!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

In order to deal with a problem, you must admit in public that there is a problem.....

Pink. Triathlon. Nuff said. :)
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Friday, April 15, 2011

Stuffed Pork Loin


This is a great recipe. Some random items in the house, but came together excellently.

1/2 lb pork loin
1 TBs sun dried tomatoes
1/2 t dried oregano
1/2 t dried chipotle
1/8 c fresh Parmesan
1/2 c Figs canned with Brandy (thanks Becky and Russ. Another great meal with the Christmas Gift!)

Cut pork loin to make 1/2 inch thick roll.
Tenderize slightly
Sprinkle oregano and Chipotle on one side
Arrange Figs sliced on one end
sprinkle with Parmesan
Top with Sun dried tomatoes
Roll the Loin
Sprinkle with Oregano and Chipotle

Bake 375 for 20-30 minutes stop at temperature.
Top with 1t Brandy juice from the can

I served this with mixed vegetables.

This turned out really well. For some of you readers I overdid the Chipotle, but for me it was perfect. The cook time varies. I pulled it at about 27 minutes.

Sorry no pix for this meal..

Saturday, April 9, 2011

A real beach day!

Saturday Pat and Heather invited us out for a birthday beach party! We had a great time. The beach was packed!

Check out these retro onzies.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Zany Sunday!!!

April 3, 2011

Another Zany Sunday! Always a fun day at the beach and always good friends. But this time proves. Not always good beach weather.

Even the balloons were a little tired.

The beach didn't fill up until 9:30. We got a great spot down by Pali chair. After parking and setting up the balloons, we headed up for our warm breakfast in the lodge. $12 dollars later we had our skier breakfast and our biscuits and gravy.

I'm glad we brought the tent this year, we got a lot of quality time in the tent.
The crowd wasn't large, but it was Zany! We had a visit from the Tele-tubby again this year.

And some frozen snot-sickles. As usual we warmed up the grill for some great eats. Brats and Italian sausage.

Nobody should forget the Yellow Mustard. (Dad, this one's for you.)

All in all, by the end of the day we were having great runs on great snow. Looking forward to next year. Zany Sunday is going to be April 1!