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Mar 4 2006 / Aaron

Hell Trip

We’re finally having winter here in Edmonton. It seemed like fall just extended all the way through the normal winter territory of December through February. Now that it’s -15 degrees celcius and a foot of powdery snow on the ground I suddenly feel the urge to go skiing.

Christine & I have tuned our and waxed our skis and tomorrow at 5 AM we’re embarking on one of our traditions — the Hell Trip, as we’ve always called it. It’s a four hour drive from Edmonton to Marmot Basin ski resort in Jasper. We leave at 5am and show up at the hill just as it’s opening, ski ourselves silly until the hill closes at 4:30, then hop back in the car and drive the four hours back home.

We’re picking up Christine’s younger brother and sister on our way. We’re looking forward to it. Instead of eating over-priced gak at the hill like we used to (and by over-priced I mean it’s on par with movie theatre concession pricing), we’ve packed a lunch and a thermos. I made a fresh batch of muffins today, so yes that lunch includes muffiny-goodness.

Today was a light day of about 1600 calories. Breakfast was a super-smoothy, lunch was salad, tuna, and yogourt. Dinner was a tofu stir-fry (with kale, cabbage, peppers, garlic, and onions), a side of cottage cheese, and a class of red wine. Nutritional targets clobbered.

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