Today is my last day of a much-appreciated spring break, one that I spent working on some school work and hanging out with my nephew. I picked Huston up Wednesday night and we went skiing on Thursday at Breckenridge. Huston had never skied before, but, being a hockey player and ice skater, he picked it up quickly, making is 3rd and 4th runs without falling. (We were on Peak 7, easy intermediate terrain.) We skied a ton - everything on Peak 7, including Pioneer twice and Lincoln Meadows four times, Northstar (the toughest for Huston), Springmeier and 4 O'Clock on Peak 8, and Briar Rose on Peak 9. I think that might have been a total of 14 runs.
We've spent most of the rest of our time relaxing and watching movies. The list of movies watched in total has grown almost as fast as the list of ski runs on Thursday. We started with "Anchorman" (Dorothy Mantooth is a saint!), "Warren Miller's Fifty" (in preparation for skiing), then moved on to all four Rambo movies, "Be Kind, Rewind," "Steep," "Baby Mama," "Down Periscope," "The Big Lebowski," "Fargo," "RoboCop," "Schindler's List," and "Kingpin." Fifteen movies, along with Friday's Cubs-Yankees game, the Kerry Wood 20 strikeout game, and the Ryne Sandberg game from 1984. We would have watched yesterday's Cubs-Yankees game if we could have gotten MLB.tv to work.