Saturday, January 25, 2014

Fire Dancing & Snowboarding in Girdwood 1-14

Opps I have not posted in a few weeks. Took me 3 weeks to get to my normal self when I got the flu just before xmas. At least i was better just in time for fire dancing show. They came down from Anchorage again to entertain us out in the cold snow in mid January before our heatwave. Great variety of acts, even a belly dancing one They were near fire so I guess that kept them warm.  But now we are 54 deg, sunny and I am chillin with sandals and a t-shirt. So crazy.....No more snow and no more cross country skiing :(

Last weekend, I went to a nonprofit workshop in Anchorage and some Homer friends were up there too. We headed to Girdwood which is known for their ski resort. My friends snowboard frequently, but I have not been since i broke my ankle in 2008. I broke it good getting off the ski lift (soberly) of all things. So I took it easy, friends helped me get of the ski lift and I was pretty happy that I tried again.
We went for my first night ski and my longest run. Towards the end, i was on one side then switched going down the other. Somehow lost control, fell backwards but my wrist hit the hard ice first. Immediate pain and swearing at myself followed. Iced it and took it easy; xrays in Homer show I was lucky. Also it was my left hand so that was good news for me. Still healing slowly but should be ok.

Here's a few shots of Girdwood mts and peeps and a puppy. And, click here for pix and video of some winter fire dancing.

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