Thursday, 31 January 2008
If you have never experienced -25, and most of my friends back home have not, you may wonder what it feels like. The first thing is that the cold air kind of tickles your throat and lungs making you cough and you breath slower to make it stop, and any uncovered skin feels like there is an ice cube on it.
Wednesday, 30 January 2008
Tuesday, 22 January 2008
You know you are in Canada when:
- you spend the first 15 minutes after arriving at church clearing the snow off the footpath and entry way
- you leave you water bottle in the car during the day and it freezes
- the roads are better to drive on in winter because the potholes have frozen over
- your friends have stories about hitting deer with their car and not kangaroos
- many people don't know what a fortnight is
- after church you have to remove 10 cm of snow from your car
- your neighbour's dog looks more wolf than poodle
Sunday, 20 January 2008
A question for Canadians: if it is raining heavy it is said to be "raining cats and dogs", what is heavy snow called?
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Sunday, 13 January 2008
Tuesday, 8 January 2008
Looking to the top of Whiteface. I skied down the run on the left.
Thank you to the Sachs/Hachey clan for inviting me to join them on their annual ski trip.
Some hours later I was asked for my ID when buying beer at a supermarket. At the age of 36 made my day, especially seeing that 21yo Laura was not asked for her ID.
After 14.5 hours of traveling, shopping and sitting at the US boarder our car arrived at the chalet; we swapped traveling stories with the others, had dinner and settled into our accommodation.
Our chalet and garage/gym.
I'm looking forward to the new three days.
PS: The Canadian version of beach volley ball.
Wednesday, 2 January 2008
I will start by showing off my new skill; skating. On Sunday afternoon i donned ice skates for the first time and with the help of my instructor Cheryl i managed to stay upright. More over, with Cheryl's constant instructions "just take small steps" i felt that i was actually skating, even though i didn't have a go on my own. Last night the youth went skating and i was solo from the beginning and i didn't fall once. Almost.
Tomorrow i am going with a group from the church to Lake Placid, New York State, for four days skiing. Nice. I will keep you posted.
New Year's blessings to you all