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Feb. 18th, 2010 11:01 am An Almost Tempting Discovery

This morning - thanks in large part to San Diego 6's Morning News needing some place to do the standup for the "Local Boy Wins Gold Metal" story - I learned that there is an indoor ski and snowboard school in Encinitas.

Were money not somewhat tight, and the danger of leading to something that needs even more money is somewhat high (not to mention a tricky knee), I would be tempted to sign up for a set of snowboard lessons; which would probably require I sign Derrick up for some too. At least that way we might be able to learn some of the basics before we risk ending up cold and wet a hundred or so miles from home learning.

Oddly, considering I never found downhill skiing enticing, I've thought off and on over my adult years that snowboarding looks fun. But, I would stay off the half-pipe. Flying 20 feet above the edge of a thirty-feet deep ice trough doesn't look all that fun (but boy can it be impressive).

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Date:February 19th, 2010 04:01 pm (UTC)
If things go as planned over the next few months, and money isn't as tight next winter, the boys have convinced me to take skiing lessons. I bet Derrick would pick it up right away. 1 1hour lesson has the Southerland girls flying down the ski hill... You'd have fun :) You already know how to fall from your martial arts training, so would be unlikely to actually kill yourself... :)
Date:February 19th, 2010 05:25 pm (UTC)
Like I said, the real danger would be to the bank account, and the availability of weekends this time of year.