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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Snowshoeing at Cypress!

Okay, first off let me apologize for the quality of these photos. Night + rain = crappy pics!!
Anyway, last night Greg and I went snowshoeing up at Cypress Mountain with 5 other couples from our Ultimate days. We were all talking about how we used to see each other 2 - 3 times a week and now we're lucky if we see each other 2 - 3 times a year! Kids and the fact that most of us have moved away from the Vancouver core to more affordable housing locations took its toll!

Here is a shot of us after climbing our first hill (and discovering how out of shape we are!) and getting last minute instructions from our guide Mark. You can see how wet our coats are already!

The good thing about this tour was all the breaks Mark gave us! During this one we played a game called Huckle Buckle. We lined up and partnered off and got ready for some fun! Mark would call out "Huckle Buckle ... " and then two body parts - like hands to ankles - and then you had to run to your partner and join body parts. That sounds rather naughty but Mark kept it innocent!
Greg and I were the first out - I had a hard time bending down to grab his ankles in my too tight snow pants!! :)
But it allowed me to take some pictures of the action.
The line up ...
... right hip to left hip - as you can see, Jonina and her partner are right hip to right hip. Ooops! 

A rather nice picture of my sister-in-law Jonina! 

I think this is the last 3 pairs having to do a 360 then get back to back. Tough to do in snow shoes!! 

Andrew giving a high five after he and Richard took the win. (That's Richard in the blue hat.) 

The gang. Going down the left side: Kristen, Jonina, me, Greg, Heather (hiding), Steve, Pete. Going down the right side: Davina, Dave, Rob, Richard, Jessica, Andrew and Rachel. 
The cheese fondue was really yummy and followed by an equally yummy chocolate fondue!
The birthday boy Steve. His 40th was the excuse for the outing. 

A very bad picture of the entire group. I'm not sure what is making it so foggy. Either the flash was picking up all the rain or my lens was foggy. Anyway ... it is what it is. 

We had a ton of fun and would do it again in a heartbeat!
Hopefully next time it won't be raining!!

1 comment:

  1. This looks like sooooo much fun! You are very fortunate to have a group of friends like this, up for anything, even if you only see each other once in a while. Thanks for your previous post on my blog, it's really nice to know someone who can empathize with me (because let's face it, sometimes the men just have no clue!) Cheers, Roxy!