Thursday, January 15, 2015

How I Spent my Winter Break

By Marlee, 2L

This winter break I ventured up to Portland, Oregon to visit my boyfriend and his family. My trip was filled with tons of food, wine tasting, and snowy adventures. We rang in the New Year by taking a trip to Mount Hood for some skiing. Little did my boyfriend know I had little to no (much closer to the no spectrum) experience with snow or skiing. Living in southern California my whole life and being raised in a family who really doesn’t enjoy cold weather has left me little opportunity to experience snowy activities.

After spending an hour waiting in lines to get ski gear, we finally made it to the mountain. My fears came true when my boyfriend decided I should nix a ski lesson and learn by trial and error. Luckily, I seemed to master the bunny slopes quickly. I started to pick up on my boyfriend’s hidden motives- he was on a mission to test my ski abilities and kept challenging me with a tougher part of the mountain. Unfortunately, “Cascade” was my downfall.  “Cascade” turned my skiing into sledding and I worked my way down the mountain primarily on my stomach.

Other than my trip to Portland, my winter break consisted of family time, sleeping in, catching up on shows, and constant relaxation. The holiday season is undeniably my favorite time of year so I am always a little sad to welcome in January, but I can tell 2015 is going to be a great year!

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