Thursday, January 24, 2013

Oh Boy, It's Cold... What's Up With Wildcat Mt.?

I was amazed to hear last night, both on the local and national news, that Wildcat Mountain closed yesterday due to the cold. I have never heard of a ski mountain closing for that reason.  But Wildcat is a very windy mountain, so this exacerbates the problem.  Below is a snapshot I clipped from their Web site this morning.

It took Laurie and me a while this morning at 6:17 a.m. to realize that there is a negative sign in front of the "1" shown on our indoor/outdoor "weather station".  Even now as I write this at just a few minutes before 8 a.m., the outside temperature has only increased to "0".

The "4" in the upper left corner shows the high temperature of the day.  I am assume that was at 12:01 a.m. this morning.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Random Images from Mt. Sunapee yesterday

I skied Mt. Sunapee yesterday.  It was a beautiful drive going north because of the snow encrusted evergreens.  This is usually a short drive of about 1.5 hours or less, but on this day an accident (black ice over a bridge) just north of the Hookset toll both added about 25 minutes to the jouney.

All day, clouds covered the top of the mountain.  Occasionally I saw the sun, but generally I skied in a perpetual snow flurry, with one outright squall early in the day lasting for a couple of runs.

A cookie and coffee at the top lodge about 11 am.

Thursday's special deal at Sunapee is that if you buy a full day ticket you get a voucher worth $12 for lunch.  Twelve dollars doesn't go too far at a ski mountain.  When I stopped for lunch at the base lodge at 1:15  a hamburg, fries and a cup of coffee pretty much did it.

A patch of blue sky.

Lift lines on the main chair lift were nil.  This taken about 2:30.

4 shot panorama from the top of the mountain.
This shows the upper terminus of two chairlifts

Monday, January 7, 2013

Fun Stuff From Christmas - #1

My new administrative assistant!

Wow!  There's even a magnetic butt.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Taking Your Medicine

This is a cute sequence, best called "taking your medicine".  The addition of some honey to this liquid cold medication helped a lot, actually.

[Note: Captions go above images]

Being told it's time to take your bedtime medicine

Getting Psyched

Almost ready

Here we go!

The first sip

Not too too bad.  But not really good, either.

Actually, it's pretty yucky.
Do I have to finish it?