Sunday, January 15, 2017

Celebrating My Birthday [2017 Northstar Day 3]

Pretty much a perfect day...

2017 Northstar Day 3

Sharon and I got up and had the buffet breakfast in the Manzanita restaurant in the Ritz. Sharon had a lot of trepidation about the day; she was concerned about trying to ski with Larkins. She kept talking about only skiing a little bit and stopping early...

Hustling to get our stuff, we met the Larkins at the mid-mountain lodge before 9 am. With stops at the Summit Lodge and tōst, the four of us skied off and on until after 2 pm. We sat in the sun at tōst for long time...

Skiing with the Larkins was perfect for Sharon. Larkin coached Sharon and worked with her on her form; he worked as a ski instructor at Sugar Bowl for a number of years. I really owe both the Larkins for how well they took care of Sharon over the course of the day.

While it was sunny on the ridge and the upper lifts, the mid-mountain was foggy like Saturday. The four of us stopped for very late lazy lunch at the Backyard Bar & BBQ back at the Ritz.

Afterwards, the Larkins headed home and Sharon and I headed to the room. Sharon went to the spa to hit the jacuzzi and steam room. I watched the end of the Green Bay versus Dallas NFL playoff game. It was wild; the Packers won the game by the score of 34 to 31. Aaron Rodgers is a witch...

Celebrating my birthday

Sharon and I finished the day with a birthday dinner at the Manzanita restaurant in the hotel. We had a nice dinner of caesar and beet salads with a couple of filet mignons. Last Sunday, Sharon gave me a pair of snowshoes for my birthday.

Here is how I have celebrated my last fifteen birthdays!

Two footnotes. First, Larkin, Cindy and I skied together the first time 35 years ago today.

Second, the infamous Man Down incident occurred on my birthday eight years ago.

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