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I have been reading over some of the posts over the past few weeks and i must say that i thank all of you. The passion you all have for skiing is wonderful and it helps me to keep focused on coming home hopefully soon to go skiing. you see I am currently serving our country in the middle east. I am sad to say that there is no hope for snow where i am stationed. actually i am very sad, sad because there are folks that will never think a thought about skiing. The cultures here wouldn't accept the fact of riding down a hill covered in soft ice on two sticks. That would probably get those here admitted to the local insane asylum. Don't get me wrong, i am not bashing anyone's culture. I am just trying to enlighten some of my fellow ski-a-holics how isolated from skiing everyone here is.
When you sit and think about how pissed everyone over here is, there is sortof an explaination for it. just think how pissed you all would be if you couldn't go skiing. I guess that explains everything that is going on. I don't know about you but I live to ski and that keeps me alive...
I hope to see you on the slopes.
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Stay safe over there brutha, so you can ski another day. Have your folks send over the ski mags that just came out a week ago, or a TGR flick to hold you over until you get somewhere snowy and cold.
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Yeah it is sad to think some people will never ski. If everyone could go skiing I think there would be a lot less trouble in the world.

On my way to an O/S ski trip one year I passed through Malaysia for a bit. The customs guys at the airport were absolutely bewildered by my skis and kept asking me where I was going fishing with them! I tried to explain to the rapidly growing crowd of customs officials what snow and skiing was, even tried a little demonstration. But I think I just came off as another crazy westerner.

So if you're in the army does that mean you get to do that Sierra training they showed in Warren Millers 'Cold Fusion'?

I hope everything sorts itself out over there soon.
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Hi Mitch. I missed 2 full ski seasons because of military service and believe me, it just makes it all the sweeter when you finally get back on the boards! [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]

For now though, stay safe over there and know that the whole country is thinking of you guys and praying for your safe and timely return home.
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