A week spent in the mountains is a fine week indeed. The trip started with a visit to Dan Longacre and his wife Laura in their new house in Loveland, Colorado. A couple of walks, one around the neighborhood and the other along trails at Devil's Backbone was a great way to break in the body to higher elevations. Then on Sunday Dan and I traveled to Beaverceek, Colorado where we stayed at The Pines Lodge for 5 days of awesome early season skiing. No one was there so there were no lines. According to the statistics, I skiied over 82,000 vertical feet in those 5 days. Got to do it again. I am pleased that this old body did not fail me.