Merry Christmas! My holiday bonus this year from McKay’s Photography was a much needed few days away and totally off-the-grid.
What better time than for the Winter Solstice, since this was supposedly the Mayan Apocalypse. An old college friend invited me to Maine for some snowboarding after Sugarloaf Mountain got two feet of snow. Yes please. Where do I sign up?
So, I hopped into the car, drove to Boston and visited a Bridesmaid from 2008 that I’m good friends with first. Merri and I have kept in touch regularly and she had recently been asking me to visit anyway. Perfect timing. I spent a night with her and we bonded over mani/pedis in the morning, then I took off to join up with John….
John and I went to his condo in Maine and snowboarded everyday, with long walks at night. An absolutely perfect way to spend a few days and easily the best Christmas I think I’ve ever had. Oddly, I’m super quiet around John. Yes, me… quiet.
Here is a small snippet of video of me snowboarding in Maine. I’m hoping one of John’s friends will give me some pointers.
I did much better this time than I did in February. The conditions were wonderful and I didn’t shy away from any runs John took me down. It was also great to meet some more of his friends.
Oh, and on the drive… I drove THROUGH a rainbow. What? I didn’t know that could happen. So, I geeked out about the optical illusion on Wikipedia and this is what it said:
“The rainbow is not located at a specific distance, but comes from any water droplets viewed from a certain angle relative to the Sun’s rays. Thus, a rainbow is not an object, and cannot be physically approached. Indeed, it is impossible for an observer to maneuver to see any rainbow from water droplets at any angle other than the customary one of 42 degrees from the direction opposite the Sun.”