Hunter Mountain: Day 3

by Joanne on February 2, 2010

I really wish I could tell everyone that we were convinced Snow Boarding was our sport of choice.   That today was so much better than yesterday. That all our bruises were gone, all soreness had disappeared, and we had taken to the snowy slopes like we were born Olympians. 


But that’s not the case.  We began our day on the slopes at 10 AM. We ended our future on the slopes at 1 pm.  Too many aches, pains, bruises, bumps, and frustrations.

This was a welcome sign:


Let me first take you  through our day beginning with a cold egg breakfast that cost $27.00 for both of us.  Not good. Not good AT all.

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The oatmeal wasn’t bad. The eggs which came in the form of plain scrambled or vegetable scrambled were both cold.  The bagel ( a raisin bagel) first, got stuck in the slicer, second, was stuck in the toaster, third, took 10 minutes to toast because the toaster wasn’t even plugged in!

There was not fresh fruit.  $27.00 for that!

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It was the North Eastern Firemen’s Ski Convention.  Every where you looked, Firemen on skis!



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Finally, we were sore, achy and done.  It was back to the lodge for lunch.


Greek Salad with Grape Leaves. Lemon Chiffon Yogurt to follow


A longing for the challenging slopes.  Maybe another time. Maybe another sport.


Joanne opts for a Reflexology massage. The best deal in the past two days!

DSC00387 We both end up in the Jacuzzi watching snow fall and skiers take their last descent of the day down the mountain.


It was into Windham for some good Mexicana eats

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A fruity, full chardonnay and some of the freshest Pico de gallo ever tasted


We had the Lobster Tostada (shredded iceberg, avocado, red onion, queso fresco, and black beans) for an appetizer (shared) and I had the Baja Fish Tacos for dinner.

Pluses:  Great flavor. So fresh.

Minuses:  Too salty.  There was about 1 TBS fish in each taco.

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Ted had a margarita in an attempt to kill the pains of the past two days…

DSC00398 We both ended with a cup of STRONG coffee…


That was it for Hunter Mountain.  Ted may try again. Joanne calls it quits on the snow board but is willing to try down hill skiing….NEXT YEAR!


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  • At 2010.02.03 09:45, Nancy Jean said:

    You both looked terrific on the slopes – – great pictures!! AND I love the one together w/Ted leaning on the board and you in the snow – – that you should have made into an 8 x 10!
    BRAVO for giving it your all. You certainly did well on the 2nd day.

    Sounds like it was a fun adventure, even if you won’t be going for any half-pipe runs!

    • At 2010.02.03 20:11, Joanne said:

      Thanks Nancy. It was fun – but good to be home.

      • At 2010.02.03 21:42, Pam (@ TotalHealthCounseling) said:

        Looks like it was quite an experience. I think Dad needed to get the snowboarding itch out of his system! It’s always good to try something new.
        I think I will stick with skiing next week while Heman snowboards. We are on the mountain for 4 days, I may be getting a massage or two to recover!
        Welcome back 🙂

        • At 2010.02.04 11:14, Joanne said:

          Pam: You won’t have any problem at all skiing. I’d be surprised if you get sore from it. You might fall a couple of times but that won’t happen too often once you get the hang of it.

          I had a little better luck on the board than your father but that was due to fear of hitting the bruise from the previous day.

          Glad we got it out of our system. We might go skiing but your dad doesn’t want to know anything about the slopes for another week or so. He’s not moving around very well.

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