Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Bethany learning how to snowboard!

I had a totally awesome day teaching Bethany how to snowboard at Mt. Hood Meadows. We both bought season passes so we're trying to get our moneys worth and going up whenever we can, so today we had a lazy morning and headed up there at around noon. Good thing it's only 30 mins away from home. :)

Bethany is a great skier and has been doing it most of her life, but she's only tried snowboarding a couple times in high school. The conditions were perfect to teach her today, so we headed up with her board and man was I amazed how fast she picked it up! The first run was really slow going and took forever, but that was basically because I wasn't putting much effort into teaching her and I was just thinking about how I needed to grab her skis so we could go ride the fun stuff. So we got through the first run very slowly and the second run something just snapped, and she improved leaps and bounds with every new run... I couldn't believe how fast she picked it up! After just a couple hours she was linking her turns, stopping, and rarely even falling. I was one proud husband! :)

I tried to teach Bethany dirtbiking with a borrowed Honda XR 100 last month, and that didn't go over so well. She got into 3rd gear, was cruising along pretty well, then panicked and smacked into a fence with big wooden posts. She had a bruised up leg for a long time!
I'm glad the snowboarding is coming along better. :)

Here are a few snapshots I took today...

Beautiful clear weather with fresh snow on Mt. Hood-

Riding up the chairlift. We're both sportin' our $2 fleece lined beanies we bought in Nepal. Love them!

A couple action shots.... isn't she adorable!? I think so. :) I love the panicked look on her face... pure concentration!

2 Comments:

Anonymous digital photography said...

This is awesome :) , you guys must have a great day ...

Cheers

12/31/2008 7:43 AM  
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