Monday, February 10, 2014
When FOLKS think of California they think of SURF and SAND and crazy people. We DO have all of that - but there is a lot more to CALIfornia than that. We have some really fine ski areas and the world got to hear of just HOW fine they are when CALI GURL Jamie Anderson received a GOLD medal for her stellar performance in Slopestyle Snowboarding!
If you have never been to Tahoe and are planning a trip WEST, try and include it on your itinerary. Lake Tahoe and the surrounding area is one of the most scenic places on earth. I loves loves loves to spend time up there breathing the fresh mountain air and dipping my tippy toes in the snow chilled waters of the lake.
I love watching the Olympics and this year I am really enjoying the snowboarding. You know what I like best about the snowboarders? They are the happiest and most exuberant athletes in ALL of the Olympic venues. They even eclipse the bobsledders in their sense of fun. And talk about camaraderie! They OOZE it! Look at the finish line celebrations for men and women Slopestyle. . . everyone hugging and celebrating whether they won or lost - whether they were American or Swiss - they were all laughing, hugging, and simply enjoying the fact they were at the Olympics.
We need more of that at the games - less the business of winning and more of the camaraderie of competition.
My HAPPY THING #7 is
The Olympic Games