And then I realized! Koobie's pawty is in the Poconos! At a ski resort! And I haven't skied since we lived in Virginia. O my. I need to get some practice so I can impress Miss Snickers.
So, I concealed myself and my laptop in E.Beth's little car, and I am spending my weekend in Northern Azrizona, brushing up on my skills.
Lots of people think Azrizona is all desert. That is not true. Northern Azrizona, up near Flagstaff and the Four Corners area (Azrizona, Colorado, Utalk and New Mexico come together there!) can be quite cold. Not Iowa cold, but cold enough for those who dwell in the desert. And this year they are having a great year for snowfall, with a solid base and lots of powder. Now, when we were in Va, and a long, long time ago when the hoomans lived in Minny Soda, the only ski-ing they did was cross country. So that is what I know how to do, and that is the equipment I have. This weekend I am practicing around Lake Mary and staying at a nice little lodge near there. I got a new set of bindings for my skis and a pretty nice sweater, and all my old skills are coming back to me.
Do you think Miss Snickers will be impressed?