Originally Posted by YoungOldTimer
The photo of her in the lodge is so sweet - it just warms my heart.
However, the real test of a kid "being hooked" is when they are freezing and wet and still don't want to quit. I give her no more than another 2 days with you to get to that point.
Well she did impress me with this performance: At one point I skied down about 100 yards ahead of her so I could get her picture - but she fell and lost a ski. But before I could work my way back up to her to help, she had gotten up, found her ski, gotten it back on and was on her way back down to me. She didn't even blink. I figure if she really didn't want to be there and was doing it all for ME, she'd have sat in the snow and waited for me to "help" her get herself back together.
Toward 5:30-6:00 pm when the sun was down and the temps were dropping, the conditions changed dramatically. The slush and stuff had turned to ice with random piles of sand/sugar. Down toward the lodge there were teenagers wiping out all over the place as they picked up speed on the ice and then plowed into the sugar. But Maggie handled the transitions with much aplomb.
She's a trooper and I'm very proud of her.