Friday, September 27, 2013

The Most Beautiful Time of the Year

October and November weather can be really hit or miss in Vermont, but we have been lucky this year! Since returning from Lake Placid, I would estimate that an average of six out of every seven days have been sunny and in the 60s with beautiful foliage, and the upcoming forecast doesn't look too shabby. The leaf peepers are starting to arrive, but many are under the misconception that the best time of year to come peep leaves is at the end of October when most of the leaves have fallen. So, as a result, we've been quietly enjoying the quintessential Vermont autumn. We took advantage of an easy week last week to participate in some non-skiing fall activities of our own, like apple picking! Apples are Erika's favorite food and Annie P. had never been apple picking, so there was a lot of excitement building up around this outing. It was a success and as usual, we got tired about half way through and ended up taking a nap under thee trees and then having Ben pull us in on the wagon.

We're in the middle of another pretty big training week before we tone it down for a few days before Park City and Canmore. Most of our workouts this week have been with the SMS kids. We're about to leave for three weeks so we're trying to ski with the high school kids as much as possible. They're looking pretty fast and have been keeping us on our toes in our speed workouts.
Poppet sent this picture to Jessie and me of the girls helping each other do pull ups and it made our day!

Simi and Koby

Ben and Max

Scenic ski in Manchester

Sophie, Erika, and Annie
My cousin, Anya, visited for a few days this week and we had a blast. She lives in Bozeman now and I rarely get to see her, so it was quite a treat!
Christmas came early!

Some Bromley selfies

The Dartmouth cousins...and Anya

The twins came home for dinner one night!
Annie and Erika are leaving today to head out west. They are going home for a week before heading to Park City. I leave on Wednesday and we will all be in Park City together by the 7th. I had fun being in Park City earlier this summer, so I'm looking forward to getting back out there. I will be in Park City for just over two weeks before heading to Canmore for my first snow skiing since May! I have a lot to do before I leave, including going to the Peru Fair tomorrow. I come from a town of about 450 people and the Peru Fair is by far the biggest event that happens in town. Downtown consists of a post office, a general store, and a church, and the main road shuts down so all the booths can be set up on the street. It's supposed to be a beautiful day and I definitely plan on checking it out!

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