I took Michelle skiing for the first time in late January. Living in the South, the closest somewhat decent option was in West Virginia. So we drove 7 hours to Winterplace.
Despite the warm weather, the conditions were decent enough. We had a lot of fun. Michelle loved it and is a better skier than I am now.
Here are some photographs from my iPhone.
I didn’t take many pictures as I was trying to stay on my skis.
We visited New Orleans for the Christmas holidays. Here are some photos.
Yesterday, the weather was nice. So we loaded up our bikes on the car and headed to the Big Creek Greenway.
Michelle and I rode our bikes for about an hour. Here’s the trail map.
The trail was crowded and it was a lot of fun.
This month we celebrated 17 years of our marriage. It’s been a long, great time.
Also last week I turned 41. For my birthday, Amber and Michelle got me a bicycle, a Cannondale Quick 5 hybrid.
And here I am, a long long time ago.
Fall is the best season to go camping and hiking. And I love the fall colors you can see in the mountains. So once again we headed to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park a couple of weeks ago for some camping, riding, hiking and driving.
We had three black bear sightings in the smokies this time.
Here’s the trail to Laurel Falls.
Here’s the trail to the observation tower at the top of Clingman’s Dome which gives a nice view around.
The hike from Clingman’s Dome to Andrews Bald was great and the views from a bald are always the best.
We went to Nathiagali in the mountains (elevation: 7,900ft) to escape the heat in Islamabad. The weather was warm there but much nicer.
We rode/hiked to Mushkpuri peak (elevation: 9,200ft) which was a lot of fun and had beautiful scenery.
On our way back, we stopped in Bhurban.
The almost seven year old wanted to hike up Margalla Hills but it was too hot.
We drove up to Daman e Koh and then had dinner at Monal Restaurant in Pir Sohawa.
Both places have a nice view of Islamabad.
It wasn’t as hot today as earlier, but skiing and playing in the snow when it’s 95F (35C) outside is still fun.
The Formula Rossa roller coaster was really fast and the Formula 1 simulation was a lot of fun too.