Tuesday, January 09, 2007

A tale of a skier

I had a hard time learning how to ski...

In the February of 2005, our family had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend a week at a ski resort in Winterpark, Colorado. Lydia was attending a Bible college there, and we visited and skied with her for 4 whole days!

For a creative non-fiction assignment in his English class at college, Elijah decided to write about my experience in skiing. I'm actually the star of his story! =) He's a great writer, and you can read what he wrote here: Perseverance: A Tale of One Determined Skier.

But in the end it was a lot of fun!

7 comments:

Miriam Rebekah said...

Very well written.

Skiing sounds like so much fun. I'd love to try it some day!

une_fille_d'Ève said...

I got to go skiing for a day a year ago. It was a lot harder than I thought it would be! But I had a really good time. After going on the bunny slopes, I decided that the line was too long for the beginner slopes, so thinking that the more advanced slopes couldn't be too bad, I decided to go for it. (a little too much naive confidence there!) I had NO idea how long the course actually was - it was about 20 times longer than I thought it would be! The ski lift kept going up and up and up, with me thinking the whole time, "Oh dear. What did I get myself into?!" I finally made it down, flying, crashing, and praying all the way. :-) That first run was kind of scary, but it did get better and I really enjoyed it by the end of the day.
Fun story! I enjoyed it!

Ella said...

You know what's odd. You live in Alabama and have gone skiing. I have lived in Idaho for 6 years and have never been! I would like to sometime, but it is pretty pricey.

Elizabeth Ellen Moore said...

Neat story! It sounds like you had fun!

Mandy Grace said...

Glad you had fun, even if it was hard! I've never been skiing. Maybe someday. :-)

Mrs. Hart said...

I know what you mean, Ella. My husband and I lived in Oregon for three years, not an hour away from Mt. Hood. The year afterward we lived in Idaho. One of my regrets is that we didn't get to go skiing while we actually lived in "ski country". But we were newlyweds living on a shoestring and it wasn't even to be considered, because as you say, it was pretty pricey - even way back then!
Mrs. Hart

Anna Naomi said...

Hannah, your experience sounds scary! I can't imagine going from the bunny slopes to blue or above!

Ella, I never imagined that I, living in Alabama, would ever go skiing. However, Daddy was very kind to take us to visit Lydia and pay for us to go skiing!