March: Where is he?!

March 1- With 680 miles to drive do Salt Lake City, I left at 7 a.m.  The sun was shining.


Slept at a Days Inn in Brigham City, Utah

March 2- I left the Days Inn at 8:00 a.m. and drive one hour to Salt Lake City International Airport and hopped an Alaska flight to Seattle, took the train to the International District stop and boarded a bus to Mercer Island. Peggy Sue picked me up and drove me to her house, where I lounged for the afternoon.  I’ve covered lots of miles in the past week and the slow afternoon felt great.

Slept at Steve and Peggy Sue’s home on Mercer Island

March 3- Drove from Seattle to Leavenworth with Steve and Peggy Sue, snowshoed at Blewett Pass on the way.



Had a beer at Icicle Brewery in downtown Leavenworth

Gathered at our condo with St. Olaf friends Dale and Becky, Libby and David Christian, Karen and Dave Weathers, Steve and Peggy Sue. Great dinner, prepared by David Christian.

I especially liked the thin apple slices in the coleslaw. David C. can cook!
Shrimp/ bean soup

Slept on an inflatable bed at the condo in Leavenworth

March 4-  Steve and I skied Stevens Pass.  Great snow.  Crowded!!  Left at 12:30, after my back spasmed from a pulled muscled, which I did on one of my falls at Mt.  Bachelor.  Pork dinner by Peggy Sue.

My smooth-skiing friend, Steve
What it’s like skiing close to Seattle on a Saturday with great conditions

Slept on an inflatable bed at the condo in Leavenworth

March 5-  Dale and I made breakfast and then we went to church in Leavenworth.


DSC_0568I saw John and Mary Schramm, from my early 80’s days at Holden Village. Drove back to Seattle and celebrated Peggy Sue’s 63rd birthday with a delicious dinner that she made, and their kids and partners joined us: Christopher and Hajung, Maryn and Zack.

March 6-  Peggy Sue dropped me off at the bus stop on Mercer Island. I rode that downtown to the train station and on to Sea-Tac.  A 2:30 flight took me to Salt Lake City, where my car was parked, and I drove 45 minutes to Park City, Utah and the home of Thom and Jane Brown, who used to live in my home town of Neenah, Wisconsin.

Slept at Thom and Jane’s in their gorgeous guests room

March 7-  After Thom made eggs for breakfast, we drove 15 minutes to Deer Valley and skied for the morning.  Sunshine! Fun to ski with Thom, who is an excellent skier!

Before leaving Park City, I visited the site of the 2002 Winter Olympics, and then I drove six hours  to Steamboat Spring, Colorado.

Slept at The Steamboat Hotel

March 8-  Skied Steamboat Springs- in sunshine!  I’m happy that March is here and there is an abundance of excellent basketball to watch. 🙂


Slept at The Steamboat Hotel

March 9- Skied Steamboat Springs- in sunshine!  After skiing, I drove eight miles to Strawberry Park Hot Springs and ate dinner at a delicious Greek restaurant.

Slept at The Steamboat Hotel

March 10- Skied Steamboat Springs- in sunshine!  I appreciated the tour of the mountain by Carolyn, one of the Steamboat Springs ambassadors.

Slept at The Steamboat Hotel

March 11-   Packed. At an incredible breakfast at Freshies, wrote at Starbucks and then watched Wisconsin/ Northwestern at Dude and Dan’s bar in Steamboat, before driving to Cheryl Kunkel’s apartment in Golden, Colorado. Cheryl is my son-in-law’s stepmother.

Breakfast at “Freshies”

Slept at Cheryl’s in Golden, Colorado, outside of Denver- the home of Coors.

March 12-