|Photo by Lorrie Meyer|
• If heavy snow in the U. S. A. is called “mashed potatoes” is it called “gnocchi” in Italy? (or Risotto?)
Dinner conversation each evening seems to balance out as follows: 25%, where did you ski?; 25% where did you eat and 50% what did you have? There are just too many places to eat and so little time!
Bob Gage and Carrie McCabe, who first met on a Ski Masters Trip, were joined by five others for a Wednesday trip to Cortina, the scene of their wedding several years ago. They seemed to enjoy watching the locals parade along the shopping street in their long fur coats. They also purchased supplies for the St Paddy’s day party back in Corvara, which they are co-hosting.
Bob McDonald set a record for the quickest spoon pass in Ski Masters history. Tom McGrath gave Bob the spoon for some slope side malfeasance. Bob claimed Jason Tang was the real culprit. Jason stood to proclaim his innocence and Bob was able to flip the spoon lanyard from his neck to Jason’s in a flash. Others in the group support Bob’s story; Jason deserved the spoon.
The Blogger spent the day chasing Jeff Foushee and Mark Quandee around above Araba. It was survival sking in the fog with what little form I have cast aside. If the trip founder, Lenore Lyle, had seen my form she would have vehemently denied that I had ever worn a Ski Masters instructor parka.
My day was saved by the discovery of a passable $1.10 liter of Vino Rosso, vintage February. Ron Lyle, cofounder of the SM euro trips and consummate bargain hunter, would have been proud.
|The Wednesday Spoon Holder|