We are at Alyeska-rain coming down outside. My stomach is full of fish tacos from the Sitzmark restaurant which overlooks the ski lifts and kiddos skiing down the easier slopes. The kids went swimming first thing this morning at the hotel pool then a ski lesson in the late morning. This is our first family ski vacation-one Patrick very much wanted.
After patrick returned from his February ski trip with his 6 college roommates to Taos, he has been determined to make a Girdwood family trip happen. This was surprising to me, as I'm typically the one wanting to travel with the kids and him wanting to stay home. Patrick's roommies encouraged Patrick to start skiing with our kiddos when they're young-getting them lessons and comfortable skiing. It is such a life sport-one which Patrick is able to do with his roommates.
Now that we're here and survived the first night of all of us in a hotel room, hehe, I'm very happy. (Last night I slept in bed with Stuey, who sleeps as hard as a rock. Nora was with Patrick and she had a much harder time going to sleep…saying that Stuey's "snoring" was keeping her up. Nora is by nature a much lighter sleeper than Stuey)
Yesterday evening we set the kids up with pizza and movie on the TV int he hotel room and Patrick and I went downstairs to the sushi place for dinner. I was glad to enjoy the food and atmosphere without the kids…A wonderful bento box meal and company of strangers in a long table seating awaited us.
This afternoon there is a Wisconsin NCAA playoff game to watch, more swimming to be done, more lounging to be had. Good R&R on this family ski vacation.