Snow Angel

Snow Angel

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A Memory of Nordic Skiing: A PHOTO ARRAY

   Last Christmas my mom took me nordic skiing for the first time.  We were all newbies.  You see, my mom and dad had never gone nordic skiing either.  They bought themselves an early Christmas present of new gear and we went EVERYDAY over Christmas break. 
Round Meadows, Whitefish, Montana 2011

     The area we go to is an off-leash nordic area that is groomed every couple of days by snow mobiles!  Sometimes I see them coming at me on the trail and I hide behind my dad's legs.  I am only brave when mom and I are by ourselves.  Dad is strong.  He'll take care of her.  I'm off duty then.  I must say that, right off the bat, I was significantly better than my dad was at nordic skiing. 

Battle wound 1
  It really shouldn't matter that Dad received the wound because he swerved to avoid landing on me.  I would have moved.  He is a little OVERPROTECTIVE.  I kissed away the pain with my tongue and off we were again to be a happy fake pro-skier family. 

Fake nordic pro photo 1
   My mom laughed a lot as she tried to mangle her way down the few steep hills.  She made fun of Dad's battle wounds and gave me lots of peanut butter treats.  We would occasionally run into a few other families that were nordic skiing with their pups.  I made sure the prance by them with an extra little bounce because I was quickly becoming their competition.  WATCH OUT!  Okay, well... we could still take nice photos. 

   After a nice four mile loop and what seemed like hundreds of potty marks later...we found our car.  I couldn't wait to go nordic skiing again.  When mom took her skis off, I sat on them.  Are we really done?  I could go forever.  Dad had to lift me into the car because of all the running I had done on the four mile loop.  Mom said I went at least triple the distance.  I was so ready to go again...I....I.....YAWWWWNNNNNNN.

I'm still just is shown in a different way
   It was a great trip.  I remember every minute of it, well, except for the ride home.  Small detail. 

Ski with you later!


  1. One of Mom's friends taught her to cross country ski when she was a kid, but she hasn't done it in years. I think it would be fun for all of us to go out together.

  2. It would be so fun Bailey! I bet you would be better than me, and I bet you would stay warmer too with your long hair! Ruff!

  3. I would at least like the chance to play in the snow! Not here in dumb 'ol Florida!
    Miss Mindy

  4. Kootenai,

    I do believe Mom told me about THAT day and she has a funny video of you all coming screaming down a hill on those silly skis:) Blackmail, she calls it...just in case she ever needs some! BOL

  5. This looks like a lot of fun! I love snow, but my paws do get cold. May have to talk mom into a cross country ski outing this winter!

  6. Nordic skiing looks like fun....although a little dangerous for your Dad apparently :) I have never been nordic skiing. I think it would be fun to try a skijore system so the weiner dogs could pull me. Ha, ha.

  7. They do make ski jouring harnesses. I don't know if they make them that small...there is something you could advertise on your new blog! Ruff!

  8. Not sure what is happeing but we tried to leave a comment all day yesterday. Thought we would try again today.

    I had lots to say yesterday about the cross country skiing thing but today, I am just gonna see if it takes this comment.

    Have a great day up there. You live in ONE of the most beautiful areas there is


  9. Sorry you had trouble Bert. I don't know what was up. Glad you came back to write me, though! It is beautiful at home. We are getting to go back over X-mas.

  10. That looks very exciting! We were only born last April, so we don't even know much about snow yet, much less skiing. Here in PA, the snow only stuck the ground one day so far this year.

  11. Sounds like fun! Beautiful pictures. Of course you have to recharge sometimes and the car sounds like the perfect place.

    I have been trying to get my google reader to let me follow your blog. For some reason it said it followed but it didn't. Grrr. I finally just put tour url in myself. I think (hope) I got it now!