Friday, February 25, 2011

Happy 2nd Birthday Brody!!

I've mentioned my dog Brody a few times in previous posts, mainly in regard to pheasant hunting trips.  He is half black lab and half golden retriever.  Today is his 2nd birthday and so far he has turned out to be 100% what I had wanted and expected him to be.  He's all black and rarely sheds, which any of you who, like me, have owned a golden or two can appreciate.  He is an excellent house dog and very affectionate.  He's 88lbs which is a little bigger then I had thought he would be, but it's all in his breast.  His breast is 31" around!  He's got a fantastic nose and will play fetch until your arm falls off.  He's also constantly making Sara and I laugh with his antics. With a little more work in the field this year, he'll become a decent hunting dog.  So Happy Birthday Brody!!!!!!

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Mount Snow On Valentine's Day

Today was Valentine's Day, and my girlfriend and I figured it would be a great day to hit the slopes. It was 45 degrees and mostly sunny as Sara and I pulled into Mount Snow in VT. They were running a Valentine's Day special of 2 lift tickets for $49, which is a great deal! We spent most of the day on the North Face of the mountain which surprisingly had the least amount of people. Many trails on this side of the mountain are for advanced skiers and riders, including "Ripcord" a double-diamond trail offering some of the steepest terrain in the Northeast.  We had a great time and hope to go back again soon.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Record Snowfalls

January set a new record around here for snow. We got almost 50" of snow. It was about a storm every week and sometimes two in a week. With having to shovel (broken snowblower) my driveway, roof, and walkway I haven't been able to hit the slopes or the woods. I did do some camera testing though. I have shoveled for my last 5 days off but with a "warm front" coming in I plan to hit the slopes with the camera.