Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Weekend At Mammoth -- And Another Blog Award!

Two blog awards in one week! I am so excited! It was just a couple weeks ago that I wondered who would even follow my blog and now I have two awards! Thank you so much Shannon, at Page: Twenty-Two, for nominating me for the Liebster Blog Award!
Page: Twenty-Two is one of my daily reads, if you haven't checked out her blog I recommend that you do! She's great! If I could toss the award right back to her I would. 

Liebster in German means dearest, beloved, or favorite, and it is for bloggers with under 200 followers.

The rules are: 

1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
2. Link back to the blogger who awarded you.
3. Copy & paste the blog award on your blog.
4. Reveal your 5 blog picks.
5. Let them know you chose them by leaving a comment on their blog.

I am handing the Liebster Blog Award over to these great girls --

Moving on...

As I mentioned last Thursday, we went snowboarding at Mammoth Mountain this weekend. One of 
my most favorite, beloved places. I don't know why, but Mammoth is just my favorite!

M's brother came along for the trip from Ohio. I've only met him once and it was four years ago! 

Previously forecasting rain, Mammoth actually got dumped on once again with a grand total of 2 1/2 feet of snow while we were there. Wooohooo! The only problem was, the first day the snow was really wet and it was still raining in town. The second day the winds were atrocious and only 1/4 of the mountain - if that - was open. 

It was probably some of the windiest conditions that I've ever been in. It ranked second for the worst conditions, which were in Steamboat last year. Steamboat had subzero temperatures and wind. Luckily Mammoth was in the 20's. Still cold -- but not unbearable.

After stuffing hand warmers in some strategic places, investing in a new face warmer and a new pair of goggles, and stopping for some Bloody Mary breaks, it wasn't so bad. After all, I was in Mammoth!

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Collaboration of the drive there, my favorite bagel shop, zero visibility on day two and happy hour.

First Day -- ready to go!

Starting to snow! Excited to get our picture with Wooly the Mammoth.

Breaking for a Bloody Mary - Happy Camper with rosy cheeks!

Bundled! Ready for windy day two!

Now after four days of eating out and not running - and taking a lazy day off yesterday because of the rainy comfort food weather - its time to get back into my routine. So rough!


Page Twenty-Two said...

YUM! I would love a bloody mary right about now:) Great pictures and you are so welcome for the nomination:)

Breanna said...

I stumbled across your Blog today and I am so glad that I did! :) I'm your newest follower! :)

Can't wait to read more!

Breanna :)