Sunday, March 1, 2009

True Life: A Ski Story

One thing's for sure. We definitely weren't in Kansas anymore.


It was Friday after work and we were off to Sunday River, Maine. We had about a 4 and a half hour drive ahead of us. I love me a good road trip. A few bathroom stops (for my overactive bladder) and all the Jason Mraz I could take...we finally arrived in Bethel Maine. We were so pumped! And so STARVING! It was about 9:30 p.m. and the weather had gotten really bad. We decided to make a stop at our cabin, unload our things and head out to find a restaurant.

We arrived at the cabin only to find out that we didn't have the code to get in. It was about 2 below zero and profusely spitting ice. We were in the middle of nowhere. We tried calling the owner of the cabin. No answer. We called again. No answer. The boys tried about 70 different codes...only to find that none of them worked.


We decided to go find a restaurant so that we could at least eat and then worry later how we were going to get inside. The back roads from the cabin were so bad we couldn't even get out. Our car slid backwards about 4 times. Did I mention we were starving?

We all got very very cranky.



We took matters into our own hands. We salted the roads. With our own bag of salt and a cup.

It actually worked. After an hour, we made it up the hills and were off to the main roads. We found the CUTEST ski lodge restaurant. And I think I devoured my meal in about 4 seconds.

We finally received a call from the owner and made it into our adorable cabin!




The next morning, we were up and at em' early. Ready to hit the slopes! Sunday River was absolutely BEAUTIFUL!


Thank you Lord for your beautiful creation!!!



Oh, and I even ran into this really hot snow boarder.


I was so excited to find that there was an entire peak named "Oz" with runs titled "Kansas" (One of my favorites...shout out to KS Woop Woop!), "The Cowardly Lion" and "Ruby Palace". So appropriately fitting. :)


We played some Cranium back at the cabin.



And of course The Rubies dominated.


I was very very sad to leave this amazing place.



Good times with good friends.


Good bye wonderful Ski Trip. Please don't make me go to work tomorrow. No seriously, I'm begging.


Jules said...

It sounds like you had a great trip of sking, good times and good friends.

The pics are great!

Jackie said...

Looks like so much fun! And I love cranium!

Jordan said...

Sounds like you had a ton of fun!! =]

jane in the waiting line said...

your pictures were a trip down memory lane for me! we used to go every winter for about a week when i was growing up! looks like you had a great time!

Sassy and Classy Southern Mrs. said...

Great pictures! You crack me up with your stories! I love ski trips!

Kyla said...

It looks like you had so much fun! I loved looking at your pictures :)

Mandy Rose said...

I have never been snow skiing, but have ALWAYS wanted to go! It looks like you guys had such a great time!

New Girl on Post said...

Love the pics! I'm a huge fan of Cranium too, I love that game!

Glad you guys made it into the cabin, I would have been more than cranky though, so kudos to you. :)

Being Brazen said...

Looks and sounds like a fabulous time :)

Lucky in Love said...

I looks like you had an absolutely fabulous time!! How cool that the slopes were names from Oz!! It's like you were meant to be there.

Sorry to hear you had so much trouble at first...but it looks like you made the best of it. I'm not so sure I would've been like that! :)

Anonymous said...

Looks like so much fun!

PinkSass said...

What a great weekend!

Piper Jacquelyn said...

OH, it looks so wonderful! I've never been one for skiing, but I love the cabin & drinking wine part! I would not have wanted to come home either!

Classy in Philadelphia said...

Ahhh! It looks like so much fun! I'm jealous!

LauraAnn said...

What a fun weekend! I am so jealous! I really want to go stay in a cabin and go skiing!

Emily said...

Ahhh sooo FUN! Looks like your guys had a blast.. I need a vaca:)

Jaded Jill said...

looks like a lot of fun!

Anonymous said...


It looks like you guys had a BLAST. I wanna stay at that cabin... like right now.

love you!

little erin said...

love the pictures!