December 25th, 2004
Another sleep-in today….felt fantastic at first. First order of business – Baileys in the coffee. I don’t think last nights debauchery caught up with me until we got to Grannies house.
First stop in town we picked up a 28 lbs turkey, stopped in at Freedom Bike Shop said our Merry Ho-Ho’s, adding Drambuie into our lattes. Moving on to the local Ski Shop to visit our long – lost friend, Janine, which we heard was in town.
At Grannies I treated the 2 glasses of yummy white wine as if it were the instant cure for the Tequila – induced hangover I had.
Back at the cabin, I had a little cat-nap with Johnny’s second cousin Margaret (4 mos) until it was time to head up the mountain for the Torch light parade.
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Johnny got some pretty cool shots from the back end of the parade. It was the first time we seen so many people turn out to not only to be in the parade but to see it as well. What a cool feeling.
Some great dinner, a little clean-up and then off to the Gun Barrel to check out the action!
Santa’s coming in one more sleep!
December 24th, 2004
…because we started our morning off with coffee and a large shot of Baileys. The snow conditions on the mountain didn’t look worthwhile, so we decided to take Dad and all the dogs up Green Mountain. Snow coverage was thin, but it was still fun…at least we got some exercise…..
General Layabout-ness for the rest of the day, dinner and then over to hang out with Cindi-Lou’s for Margarita’s (I think we drank a 26′er and a half of tequila, not counting the Triple Sec – I lost count…) a quick visit to the Gun Barrel and back for more Marg’s.
December 23rd, 2004
Johnny and I are up at the folk’ cabin at Apex for the holidays. The skiing sucks by the way, but spending time with friends and family, drinking and eating good food is really good.
We left Vancouver after I was done work on the 22nd, got up to the hill around 12:30, straight to the GunBarrel. No one was there so we went to the cabin and as we were backing slowly down the driveway, slowly, we ended up sliding and picking up speed, almost hitting the cabin! In the morning we had a late breakfast with our friend Cindi-Lou, a lazy day. We followed his up with a yummy steak dinner with Mom and Dad. Ski hill guy, Fred, stopped by with his saxaphone and serenaded us before dinner too!