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post #1 of 25
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No flowers, chocolates or fancy dinners for me.....
I woke up to a pleasant greeting which was followed by the smell of a wax iron and Cream of Wheat for  breakfast.(the wax iron had nothing to do with the Cream of Wheat for breakfast0 
heading to the hills for some fun on the snow with friends.
Tonight I have plans of watching the Olympics with my favourite apres' ski beverage and one of my best ski buddies......

This Bear is >this< close to having the perfect valentine's day.

What's your ideal Valentines Day?
post #2 of 25
Foot of fresh and no drive for some turns.....

Come to think of it, that pretty much applies to every day from Dec through March 
post #3 of 25
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No flowers, chocolates or fancy dinners for me.....
I've got the exact opposite situation..... Mrs. Bear needs payment for my ski time!
post #4 of 25
Thanks for the reminder.
post #5 of 25
 at the moment, I'm brewing coffee and when it's done the dogs and I will go jump in bed with flowers, a cup of coffee for the little wifey-poo, and a card that tells her to get up and pack her bags 'cause we're heading to wine country for an overnighter.

I s'pose if it were a bluebird pow day, I'd be a little annoyed, but that happened last week and the seasons been pretty good so far.

We're in a warm, dry spell, but it hasn't been warm enough long enough for good spring corn so I'm fairly stoked for some cuteness...
post #6 of 25
a conversation with a hot skier starts on the slope, continues on the chair, and then a private ride on the gondola. Then some chocolate and cabernet to celebrate.

Does that mean my favorite Valentines Day involves a measure of pure fantasy?
post #7 of 25
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Originally Posted by davluri View Post

a conversation with a hot skier starts on the slope, continues on the chair, and then a private ride on the gondola. Then some chocolate and cabernet to celebrate.

Does that mean my favorite Valentines Day involves a measure of pure fantasy?
Sounds realistic.  Fantasy would involve Dom Pérignon.
post #8 of 25
The part about the girl, ghost, the girl fantasy part, Way back at the beginning.
post #9 of 25
The plan was to ski today. But mrs decided to defect, then my sons too...
A mutiny, again. Grrrrr.
post #10 of 25
There's no winning at my household.  I hit an obscured log skiing a foot and a half of fresh yesterday and dislocated my shoulder.  I mentioned to the spouse that I was looking forward to spending Valentine's day with her today, and she claimed it was only because I was injured.

She's only half right.

Breck is reporting 11 new since yesterday, and 19 in the past 3.  Grrrrrr.....

I AM looking forward to a bit of time with the Mrs., even if she doesn't think so.

Mike
post #11 of 25
Tell her you don't ski on your shoulder, and take her skiing.
post #12 of 25
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Originally Posted by habacomike View Post

There's no winning at my household.  I hit an obscured log skiing a foot and a half of fresh yesterday and dislocated my shoulder.  I mentioned to the spouse that I was looking forward to spending Valentine's day with her today, and she claimed it was only because I was injured.

She's only half right.

Breck is reporting 11 new since yesterday, and 19 in the past 3.  Grrrrrr.....

I AM looking forward to a bit of time with the Mrs., even if she doesn't think so.

Mike


I know the "feeling". No matter what one says or does, we're always "suspected"...
Tee heee
post #13 of 25
 My boardergirl has been at the hospital for 10 days with her mom who's slowly recovering from a stroke.. So she gets the full V-day treatment..Got her a new giro helmet, roses and dinner at the best Bavarian restraint around.
post #14 of 25
Ghost, it would help if she skied.  She has absolutely no interest in trying it out.

It might have something to do with when I attempted to introduce her to cross-county skiing 30 years ago.  But that's another story.




Ok, here it is.  I brought her along to Jackson Hole when we were still in college.  I took a day off from my introduction to "The Big One" to take her cross country skiing. She had never been on skis.  So I took her to Grand Teton National Park where we skied back to the Jenny Lake Lodge.  She fell in a heap into the creek bottom (now, it was covered in snow, not wet).  All I could do was laugh and take pictures.  

It might have been funny at the time.  And I'm still looking for those pictures, which seem to have disappeared in the past ten years.  But the sad part of it is that I probably ruined her from ever being willing to try one of the sports I'm absolutely obsessed with.

A word of warning to younger folk who might be brighter than me.

Mike
post #15 of 25
Yeah, stay away from that cross-country skiing (unless it's lift-serviced cross-country skiing on alpine equipment), and be doubly aware of hills with difficult beginner runs.  Start 'em out real slow somewhere where there is a lot of very easy terrain, and don't suggest more difficult terrain until they ask for it. 

My wife is now afraid to go skiing, and to think she was advancing so well before she had kids.  I even convinced to bring her camera up to "Powder-face" to take a few pics of me.  Maybe that was a mistake.
To be fair though she is just as much afraid of some yahoo smacking into her as she is of falling.
post #16 of 25
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post

No flowers, chocolates or fancy dinners for me.....
I woke up to a pleasant greeting which was followed by the smell of a wax iron and Cream of Wheat for  breakfast.(the wax iron had nothing to do with the Cream of Wheat for breakfast0 
heading to the hills for some fun on the snow with friends.
Tonight I have plans of watching the Olympics with my favourite apres' ski beverage and one of my best ski buddies......

This Bear is >this< close to having the perfect valentine's day.

What's your ideal Valentines Day?


 Pretty much mirrored mine. 
post #17 of 25
I had the perfect V day.  Woke up to fresh snow in Steamboat and headed out to an absolutely gorgeous day of powder ski with my 3 favorite ladies.  My wife and my two daughters.  Everyone had a great day in the pow and then we hit the hot springs, a great dinner, a couple bottles of wine and some nice chocolates. 
post #18 of 25
I met a smart, beautiful lady who skis very well and we decided that Valentine's day is not that great and we wouldn't bother with the commercial crap. Keeping that sort of thing spontaneous is good.

Couldn't be better.

Except that it's summer here, but what can you do :D
post #19 of 25
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Originally Posted by habacomike View Post

There's no winning at my household.  I hit an obscured log skiing a foot and a half of fresh yesterday and dislocated my shoulder. 

Aw, my cousin did this yesterday at Copper. The dangers of powder on our low base .... get well soon.

DH and I hit untracked lines this morning in Union Bowl and this afternoon in Spaulding ... good enough for me. :-)
post #20 of 25

Well of course it had to be a Vail powder V-day   Excellent snow and…

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post #21 of 25
Woke up in a tent on a boy scout campout-my son's first. My husband had to sing in church so I drove up to Bastrop SP to let him come back home. He had 26 degrees overnight the first night-I lucked out with an overnight low of 40 for Saturday night. Get up, pack up, clean up camp, drive in, repitch the tent because it was still wet with dew. My husband pitched the troop tent we were responsible for cleaning.
Cleaned out the BMW, cooked dinner, fell asleep watching mogul competition.....maybe we'll do Valentine's next year...
post #22 of 25
Camping on Valentines Day would be grounds for divorce here.  Mom doesn't do the scout camping events.  I take my son and daughter (now age 6 and 7).  They LOVE it, but I can't even get mom to come to the cookouts and go home before they close the gates.   We camp about 25 miles from home.
post #23 of 25
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post

Camping on Valentines Day would be grounds for divorce here.  Mom doesn't do the scout camping events.  I take my son and daughter (now age 6 and 7).  They LOVE it, but I can't even get mom to come to the cookouts and go home before they close the gates.   We camp about 25 miles from home.

Ahhhh, my Sam left his reflective ground cloth for me to put my camp rest on--that's true love
Actually, I shared my tent with another scout mom (and friend, Laura) She slept practically on top on me the whole night-in a 4 person tent, no less. The next morning I told her that sleeping with her reminded me of sleeping with my ex-, he never gave me any room in the bed and no nookie either!
post #24 of 25
Yesterday as well as last Valentines day, we ended up skiing... followed by beer/dinner at the local brewery...

Doesnt get much better than that, but then again thats a typical winter weekend anyway...
post #25 of 25
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Originally Posted by kermit88 View Post


I've got the exact opposite situation..... Mrs. Bear needs payment for my ski time!

Not quite the Mrs. situation, but I apparently did good enough to get permission for the mid atlantic gathering next weekend, despite my utah gathering being extended.
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