Winter First Moon of the New Year
Sunny and 54 here in Denver today. Heading out to the zoo with grandson Gabe and daughter-in-law Jen.
Ruth and Jon drove into the mountains to A-basin at 5:30 this morning. Ruth has an all day ski lesson while Jon will try to find runs not crowded with newbies. Not much snow here so the existing runs have become clogged.
Jon moved out here ten years ago and has taken full advantage of the location. He skis as often as he can, which means weekly at least in most cases. He climbs mountains and skies down rugged terrain.
He’s no youngster, either, at 43. He’s stayed in good shape and manages his chronic illnesses with grace. He has diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and addison’s disease. Any one of these would give most folks an excuse to sit in the easy chair, but not Jon.
He’s an artist, a teacher, a father, an athlete and a home renovator. Pretty impressive.