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.


The Olympic Games


Casey said...

We haven't been watching much of the Olympics this year, but we did catch some of the snowboarding!

The Slimmer Pugs, Kitties, and Mama said...

Hi Noodles!
I, too, love the snowboarding competition and Winter X- Games just finished last month in this was icing on the cake of my winter to see my favorite happy peeps snowboarding. I agree...they are just so happy to be pushing the sport isn't about me versus is all about...let's make this the most awesome sport ever.
Great skill you have there Noodles on your snowboard.
Much Love,
Mama Mindy :)

stellaroselong said...

I finks life should be like that also! Just being kind to each other and loving each other, well maybe except to the vet. I is home now, resting wif my Dad while momma works hard at work.
Stella rose
ps. thanks for the nice words on my facebook page.

Two French Bulldogs said...

I was cheering for you. I loves the double flip grab the board move

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

WE TOTALLY agree with you.... that one little girl that sort of Wiped out... got up and SMILED and WAVED and was as HAPPY as a Gold Medal winner... and we guess she WAS a GOLDEN Athlete... THAT is what the games SHOULD be LIKE.... Do your BEST and Enjoy the REST... CELEBRATE for those who Do Well and those who do their BEST.

Anonymous said...

Have not been paying to much attention to the Peeps Olympics, we been busy keeping the paws from freezing outside and watching all the Mini Me olympics

The Mad Scots

Idaho PugRanch said...

we have enjoyed the snowboarding too!
You look great on yours

Punchbugpug said...

We have some snowboarders in our family too! Too cold for me!