Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Bend Zee Knees!

Woohoo I'm going skiing!!
Mrs DeeJay and I have not been skiing for 3 years since we got thoroughly spoiled by the fantastic pistes and organisation of North American slopes when we visited Lake Tahoe. When the slopes get icy in Europe it sucks and the queues for the lifts, which are virtually non existent in America, are really like small battlegrounds in the Alps!
Anyway on the spur of the moment when idly discussing the reports of really good snowfalls in the Alps last week, I said to her "why don't we go?"
So on February 23rd we are going to Passo Tonale in Italy for a week's sliding down mountains.

All I have to do now is to get some additional workouts at the gym to get my squats and lunges together so that I can get down the mountain without agony in my thighs and to learn some basic Italian. I better call on Welshcakes Limoncello for some rapid tuition.

6 comments:

Further on up the road said...

you should have checked with me first but in the end you are alright...

Son-of-Furtheron will be creating chaos in Malnitz (spl?) in Austria the week of the 18th with a dozen other lanky scouts.

Cynnie said...

I have never ski'd ..ever..

Shirl the Girl said...

Mm, skiing, I think I can safely proclaim I will never ever ski! Although, seeing me trying to walk, you'd wonder if I wouldn't be better off with a pair of skis and snow underfoot...

mutleythedog said...

Sounds great fun if you ask me... I like ski resorts for the fantastc scenery and the restaurants!

sally in norfolk said...

just back from the alps myself... skiied much better this year think it was because the snow was good :-)

Liz said...

I've never ski-ed but I do lunges and squats - in fact overdid the lunging and ended up with aching thighs!

Have a great holiday. Don't break anything!