Dave and I capitalized on the end of the classes coinciding with unexpected amounts of early-December snow this weekend by taking a day trip to Cascade Mountain for some skiing. We had a pretty awesome time; it was great to get to spend some time just having fun without projects, long-term assignments, or anything but a couple measly finals hanging over my head…
Cascade surprised me by how nice it was. I definitely did not expect to find that in southern Wisconsin, but I would definitely put it on par with Granite Peak in Wausau. Now, granted, it was a bit more expensive than places in northern WI and the UP that are significantly bigger, but I think that is probably due to its location: we met people from Illinois who could drive up for the day, but could probably not make it to the UP quite so accessibly
I don’t think I made it skiing at all last winter, so I was a little rusty, but it went pretty good for the most part. During the chairlift rides I was trying to find an example to teach Dave the meaning of yard sale, but wasn’t finding anything to my liking. So, I did what any responsible teacher would, and provided a live demonstration I took a little jump near a chairlift post, and wound up with lots of cheering from the chair lift, and a perfect demo of the spirit of a yard sale, looking a little something like this:
Photo from: familyskitrips.com, and does not actually contain me, because I was an idiot and forgot my cellphone in the morning… Sorry
A very good time, all in all, and they even had Starbucks in their lodge!