Second Day at Mount Snow

Last night Đán was sharing a pull-out bed with me. Around midnight, he told me he couldn’t sleep. I held him and fell back to sleep. Around 1:40 am, he said he still couldn’t sleep. I sent him in to sleep with my mother-in-law. Then I couldn’t get back to sleep. I continued to read The Tale of Kiều hoping to fall back to sleep. Then I found a few errors in the translation so I turned on my laptop and fixed them. I went back to sleep around 4:00 am. I slept until 7:00 am. I had a feeling that it wouldn’t be a good day for skiing.

Around 10:30 am, all the boys and I went to Long John to warm up. Skiing with Vương inside my lap was such a challenge. I had to pizza the whole way down. My legs were burning. I then realized that I was so exhausted yesterday because I skied for almost an hour with Vương between my skis. I wished he would go back to using the harness.

Around 12:30 pm, I took my wife to the learning zone. She continued to work on her turns and she got better. She only fell twice because she was leaning back. After she leaned forward and trusted her skis to do the turns, she didn’t fall anymore. She was also able to get off the lift by herself without falling. I was so happy to see she was improving.

Around 2:30 pm, I switched to snowboarding. I went back to Long John to learn how to do turns with Tommie Bennett’s instructions. I didn’t quite get there yet, but I had a great run. Then I meet up with Đạo, Đán, and Xuân to ride back to our condo.

It was a great day. I am bit better at skiing than snowboarding, but I like snowboarding a bit better.