(Last Updated On: April 3, 2008)
Originally posted on my Thrillhead Blog
As I said in a previous entry, Kellie “is filled with positive energy which bubbles over, everywhere she goes. Her smile brightens an entire room. And her motivation is far greater than most anyone. And her generosity is never-ending. We all know, too, that she pretty much kicks ass. She’ll leave boys in the dust with the things she likes to climb and ski.”
Kellie was a major highlight of my trip. Because of scheduling conflicts she and I were unable to ski together except for one day. But she made sure to get me in contact with several of her friends so that I could ski with them. Many of these people were mentioned in previous blog entries.
Kellie is an inspiring person on so many levels: in skiing, in life, in work, in personality… she has it all together. I think she and I would become a dangerous pair if we were able to spend more time together 🙂
Kellie and Jared sitting down for a bite to eat before we all went out to the Telapalooza festivities.
Telepalooza was happening that night. The theme for the night was Pirates. Of course, I had no idea beforehand, so no pirate costume. But, Kellie insisted that I somehow dress like a pirate. Enter Heather. She’s got this red mini skirt which I wore, and a torn gold dress which she tore up for me to wear on my head and as a belt. Kellie lent me the heals and tank top. And Jared shook his head the whole time as we kept telling him to turn around while we were preparing. The night was fun, and we stayed until the band played no more, past 2 am.
The next morning we woke up and were hoping for better weather, but it was worse than the day before. This means our original ambitious plans of hitting a nice couloir were shut down. Nevertheless, we rallied and headed down toward Summit Lakes.
Jared and Kellie
Kellie and me.
We thought about going over and playing on some of this.
But, then the weather sometimes turned to this:
So we skied this instead.
We enjoyed 3 laps of milky new snow that day. It was a good time 🙂