Last Sunday I skied with Kobi, her BFF Dino, and my friend. The weather was stunning and the trails weren’t too bad. We’ve had a ridiculously long snap of warm weather.
Then work took me out-of-town and because of the warm weather I opted to drive the five hours so I could bring my ski gear with me and test out the trails south of here.
After picking up enough food to last me a month, I settled into my hotel and just as I was finally falling asleep, the individual in the room above me decided it was time to return to his room. Now, to add some context to this, I am in a different time zone in this town, an hour ahead of what I am used to.
Noisy person proceeds to drop large heavy objects on the floor for about 30 minutes. It sounded like he was dropping weights on a tile floor.
I finally get to sleep only to be awakened by Mr. Noisy at 5AM (4AM my time – thank you time zone change). He can’t do this quietly either. I swear he put on his work boots and proceeded to lope around the room for an hour!
At one point it sounded like he was dragging a fridge around the room. I’m dead serious as I don’t know what else would’ve made that kind of noise.
I changed rooms later that day as I couldn’t handle another night and morning with Mr. Noisy. The remainder of my stay was a bit quieter.
Recall I brought my skies with me as I heard there were great cross-country ski trails and the weather was super nice down this way too. Of course the first attempt at finding the trails resulted in me getting lost, but I eventually figured things out and found the trails.
Once on the trails, I made the silly decision to leave the groomed trails to check out the rest of the trail system. It was super icy and treacherous on those trails, but I eventually found my way back to the safer groomed trails and managed not to fall and break a hip so everything ended okay.
I did go skiing again on day 3 and stuck to the groomed trails this time. The ski was good, but lonely without Kobi.
I got to ski with Kobi again on Friday when I was back home and enjoyed this beautiful sunset. Unfortunately this long bout of warm weather has taken its toll on the snow. The trails are now a mess of treacherous ice, tree branches and dog poop. I won’t be skiing until we get some snow again.
I’ll have to stick to swimming and snowshoeing and hopefully by the end of the week I’ll attempt to run again.
Ever had a noisy hotel guest ruin your stay (not just the x-rated kind). Do you like to explore new areas when you travel out-of-town?