I appreciate all the warm thoughts and best wishes, and I'll take that snow, Segbrown.
But I don't want anyone to think that the skiing is lacking here in Colorado, despite rumors to the contrary, and I want to assure you all that I did, in fact, have a great day of skiing on my birthday. Herewith, a brief trip report of my day on Buffalo Ridge yesterday with Steamboat PowderCats and my SnowTrainers gang:
(All photographs by Steamboat PowderCats' in-house photographer, copyrighted, with all rights reserved.)
Beuford, the photographer, got a little creative with some B&W images...
...and really creative with this shot of one of our snowboarding companions
...You get the picture! "A good day was had by all" (and I cannot highly enough recommend Steamboat Powder Cats, who found us some great snow--and some that was "good for you"--even in a drought season like we are reportedly having now!).
Thanks again, everyone. I hope your seasons are all full of snow-filled awesome turns, warm friendships, and great times!