I’m sitting on Mount Seymour in my homeland of beautiful British Columbia right now : )
First time snowboarding, not the first time bruising my tailbone this much (thank you past life as a trapeze artist) haha. What doesn’t kill me makes me more hardcore! The sunset was so beautiful, it actually took my breath away. There were so many awesome moments here. I had three epic falls (designed specifically to make you and the people watching laugh hehe).
- HARDCORE BAIL on my third time down the slope. Winded myself and needed to sit for quite a while. But it was awesome because the sitting let me observe the mountain (creeper Jenni? haha). There was this priceless little girl (maybe 4?) on a snowboard who ran right into her older brother but didn’t even notice. Her smile was one of those heartwarming ones hehe.
- EPIC FAIL on the “rope pull”. They had this rope you grab to pull you up the mountain. I loved it and didn’t have any trouble until my friend distracted me. I got all twisted and I had too beg 3 people not to crush me as I tried to crawl and wriggle away.
- The tailbone crusher. My friend’s snowboarder boyfriend’s reaction: “That hurt me just to watch it”.
All in a days work : )
I remember when I visited Hawaii my friend SuperForester Jackson told me about how he likes to get tossed around by the big ocean sometimes (surfing). It kind of keeps you humble. I think with the mountain though it is a bit different. See, throwing yourself around on a big rock hurts more than having a splash in the sea haha. It was worth it for that sunset though. Possibly the best one ever : )