Welcome to Deep Creek Lake, Maryland!
Those were the ingredients of my wonderful weekend out of town with 10 friends (old and new) to kick back, relax, and have fun! Many hours of laughing (at and with me of course) accompanied us around a beautiful home on the mountain. Let's tour the house shall we?
We stayed in a neighborhood called Kendall Kamp and our home was titled "All Seasons Pass." Colorful adirondeck chairs and a black bear welcomed us at the front door. We arrived Friday afternoon during a rainy, dreary day. But we didn't let go of our hopes to ski on Saturday.
We woke up Saturday to most of the snow to be gone in the back of the house. This worried us but surely the slopes were still covered. We all got ready and headed to rent our gear.
Then it was time to get our ski on! I love to ski--a lot. I am still learning and gaining confidence. My friend Theresa said that she felt like I am getting better--so just have to work on the courage!
We stayed together for most of the day, but when you were with 11 people it can get hard. Thank goodness for cell phones. I couldn't make calls but I could text--which is weird. I lost the group once when they were full of courage and I was not, but for the most part the group frolicked together.
My night ended when the group start to go down black diamond hills. I stick to the greens (easy) because I like trails and still am learning to control my speed. I did tackle one blue this year which is an improvement for me. I did fall, several times, but I made it. I do have a giant black and blue bruise to serve witness to my battling that blue too. Above you can see the gang waiting for Jen--she is the one on the ground. Her husband Mike called her descend a "Pete Rose slide!" She was brave for sure!
All in the all, the weekend was great. I will miss Walter. I had a bond with him :) We may or may not have slow danced, lol. I am looking forward to the next trip! Hopefully it will be a tad colder and with more snow, but with the exact same amount of fun! :)