So ... last Wednesday I managed to arrange 2 days away from real estate to go skiing with my wife and son. Of course we were all really looking forward to this little break, but little did we know what was in store for us.
Mt. Washington is a 4 hour drive from Victoria up the island to Courtney - it was a beautiful day, sunny but cool. I had checked the weather and knew it wasn't going to be perfect, perhaps even a little extra snow. Our first day was great - we had fun with our 6 year old and my 16 year old nephew. Conditions were perfect, we had a good few hours of skiing and my son was even warned by the ski patrol to "SLOW DOWN" on the bunny slopes -and since it was only his second time skiing we thought that was hilarious.
Fun on the slopes of Mt. Washington
Next morning ...
Talk about the North Pole!! How can I ski down this big hill Dad?
We awoke to huge piles of snow outside our condo ...
We were warned that we might not be able to get out that day - and we hadn't brought any extra food! The condo was rented and didn't have any provisions, so we knew somehow we had to get off the mountain that day.
Thank goodness for underground parking!!
By mid afternoon we had managed to dig a pathway out of the garage, and arrived back in Victoria by 8 pm.
There was a lesson to be learned that day - in future, take chains when driving to the North Pole, take extra food, and believe the weather forecast!
But I must admit, we had a super first day, and as our son loved it so much I will definitely make time to do it again before summer!!