Darn that Pineapple Express

January 17, 2011

Those who were waiting to see more pictures from Alex’s ski lessons will be disappointed. Since Wednesday, we’ve been living through a Pineapple Express. The warm & wet air from Hawaii has kept the Seattle temperatures in the mid-fifties, night and day, for the past five days. The snow level has shot up to 6000 feet, which is much higher than any of the nearby ski resorts. Because of the rain and the wind, today’s ski lessons were cancelled. (Hopefully that’s the worst that will happen to the area. We’ve gotten enough rain that people are worried about landslides.)

Alex was particularly disappointed, because after the horrible experience renting equipment for the previous lesson, we went out and bought him everything he needed—skis, boots, helmet, goggles. He was really excited to hit the slopes again and try out his new gear, particularly the helmet and goggles. In spite of the weather, he’s been wearing those every chance he gets. He’d wear them to sleep if we let him.

Ready for the Slopes

Patrick had to try them on, too. I bet he’ll love the snow as much as his brother. I think the whole family will go up the next time the weather cooperates, giving Patrick a chance to sled while Alex has his lesson.

Ski Baby