Thinking maybe this weekend we will head to the mountain and look for some snow. I don't think we will have to go far.
To let you in on a little secret~ I'm super scared of the mountain.
I grew up in MI and then moved to NE. Flat people I'm talking flat! I'm not used to no stinking mountain. People get lost on it. People die on it. I know I'm probably being a bit dramatic but I don't care. It scares me.
When I drive over it in the summer to visit family and friends in Bend I breath a sigh of relief when I am over it and desending down to level ground. By the time I hit Warm Springs my breathing is back to normal. I drive white knuckled and always want to have a car in my vision. Not like the car ahead of me is going to know that I would need their help. It's just a nice security knowing they are there and they are going over the mountain with me.
So going to look for snow might only take me to elevaltion of a 1,000 feet! That works for me.
I reallly want Ben to grow up skiing and enjoying the mountain and winter in the NW. I don't want my fears to hinder his enjoyment.
I think if I take baby steps and I mean baby steps I will over come my fear of the mountain and maybe make it to the 4,000 feet elevation where the real winter fun is.