Photo taken a few weeks ago on a cross country ski trip.
This has been a long week. The week’s highlight came last night when I took my daughter downhill skiing (sorry, no pictures). This was her first time on downhill skis and we had fun. She was great and by the end of the evening, she was up on top of the mountain (we’ll, the very large hill). Downhill skiing here in this end of Michigan isn’t great. The place had 280 feet of vertical and I’m sure if we go again, I’ll get her on their black diamond run (in most places out west, this black diamond would be an easy intermediate run), She thought she was tough getting to the top of the mountain.
On another subject, scientists have now discovered that the fastest way to the top of a steep hill is to zigzag up it. Check it out. I suppose zigzagging is the fastest way if you don’t have a helicopter or ski lift. I wish those folks who like to short-cut switchbacks and create erosion problems would read this article, but most of them can’t read trail signs so why should I expect them to read something with more than a few words in it… As for this scientific study, couldn’t they be working on creating new energy sources or the cure for the common cold?
One final thing. Do any of you know anything about blogshares? My blog has been linked there (as well as many of your blogs). It’s some kind of game where you buy and sale blogs… Kind of like you buy and share stocks (wonder if there is a mutual fund for blogs?). I don't really have time to figure out the game, but I noticed that my blog has shot up in value to 1.4 million. If any of you want to buy it for ½ that price, I’ll sell. Then I’ll finish funding my retirement account and go off someplace where the pace of life is slow and I can write a book…