Taking a break…

So my job has kept me from travelling and kayaking like I usually do, and will continue to do so until the end of June. It has also kept me from spending time with my friends and family. So although I had originally planned on going to Cheatfest, I owed some time to my friend Geoff and we decided to make a road trip to Jay Peak in Vermont for one last weekend on the slopes. Yes, you heard me correctly. Snowboarding in May!

The decision was also made due to the fact that Jay Vermont was only 3.5 hours away from home, and Cheatfest was 8+ hours (and would involve me driving the whole thing on my own!)

I can ski, but especially after my two knee surgeries really wanted to learn to snowboard. So donning my kayak helmet, a new pair of goggles and boots and borrowed board, bindings and poofy jacket, we were off for some fun on the slopes and some snowboarding lessons!

My first run down the mountain took about an hour, and I spend a lot of time on my butt. Ow! But I soon figured out how to balance, and by the end of the first day was surfing down like a pro! Okay, not a pro, but upright. Which is good for Jen’s muscles and tailbone!

So here’s a little kayaking intermission of Jen’s first time on a snowboard.


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