Hitting the slopes

 I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with skiing as I get older.  I love being out in the fresh air and the vibe of the mountain.  I board more than I ski because it is easier.  I changed from skiing to boarding to do it with the kids but they have reached an entirely different level at this point where I am not going. 

Fred asked me today if the kids weren't around would I still want to ski?  On a day like today, the answer is emphatically yes.  The sky is blue, the weather is warm, the conditions are pure spring.  These kids were skiing without shirts.  Insane but it is that warm. 

Tomorrow, Fred and I are going out solo.  I am going to put on skis and we are going to pretend that we are young again and hit up the moguls which is what we always loved.  My guess is we won't be going full tilt all day but it will be interesting to see if we love it or decide that if it weren't for the kids, we really wouldn't be doing this anymore.  I sincerely do not believe it will be the latter.