I missed fall in the mountains this year because I've been traveling for most of the past six weeks. I was lucky that one of those trips was both fun and soul food (more on that soon). The group of lovely ladies I gathered with by the sea suggested we start a new Ten on Ten project, a perfect way to bring me back into this space that I've missed so much.
Winter has made its first overtures in the high country since I was last here.
Winterizing our family apparently involves a frenzy of gear acquisition, starting with post-season mountain bike shopping to replace Will's bike that was stolen earlier this year. (The gambit here is that if you're willing to buy a new bike and let it collect dust for six months before you can use it, you deserve 30 percent off.)
We're all itching to hit the slopes, and the snow has already started falling. With Ezra growing like a weed, season ski rentals are the only rational approach to gear. The minute we walked into the ski shop Ezra and I headed for the rental racks.
Ezra was so happy he refused to take his ski boots off for the rest of the day.
On the way home Will couldn't resist riding his new bike for the last five miles, even though it's straight uphill.
And ever his father's son, Ezra insisted on a short hike in his ski boots.
Welcome winter. We're ready to play.
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