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Well, I just got back from Mission Ridge… boy, today was a fun day. Today was my last day of snowboarding class, but it was the first of many other challenges. As expected… today I went up my first chair lift. Chair one at Mission Ridge. Then the instructor said… “you think you are up for chair 2?” I said, “sure, think I am ready for it” the ride up on chair 2 was easy, it maybe easier than chair one,but it was the gettimg down part that was the challenge. The view at the top of chair 2 was beautiful!!! you can see Mount Rainier for there. The sky was clear and it was just a beautiful view and a beautiful day. Then comes the challenge.. going down. I spend most of my time on all fours sliding down. There where pockets of awesomeness in me, but that was very short lived. There are just times that I can not get over my mental fear. I mean you expect me to go over that when can’t see the other side… yes there were some drops that were around 45 degrees or over …. well.. at least it seems like it was. Anyways, after careful coaching by my instructor, I finally made it down in one piece. But boy. Afterward, I continued to ride from chair one couple of times with some success… no I am not a snowboard expert yet, but I am getting better.

I just finished a shower… and my body is so sore. I have almost no strength in my wrist and hand for some reason, so typing this is so hard. But I know one thing.. I can’t wait until my next trip up. I want more!!! … It is just such a rush…

Any one wants to go snowboarding with me next weekend???

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