Christmas was so much fun! I loved hanging out with everyone and that was definitely one of the best Christmas dinners in recent memory. I talked to some of you about my back country skiing trip and I thought I would post some pictures. I should say that these pictures are not just to show off but I have a dream that one day in the not too near future (especially since Puentes and Schneiders have taken a real liking to x-country skiing) that one day a family trip into a back country hut will become a reality. In fact there is a hut by lake Ohara that has twenty spots in the winter which might be about right. There is another hut close by for richer folks like Mom and Dad. Anyways the trip was a lot of fun.
In the back country you normally don't use classic x-country skis you use these fancy alpine touring skis which allow you to secure your back heel when you go down hill. Needless to say they are awesome .... but also extremely expensive.