We went on some amazing missions!
We ate way too much food! But it was amazing!
On January 2nd, Bruce and I ventured over to another valley- A very special valley. My parents, A.K.A. Two of the greatest people around, met in 1974 in Leysin, Switzlerand so it was imperative to go have a gander at this infamous, historical spot. I went for an absolutely breathtaking ski in Les Mosses, where my father worked as a ski lifty. We then drove 15 minutes over to Leysin, where my mother was working in an Gasthaus. It was great seeing these places and going to them- gave me shivers!
The next day we packed up and drove to Oberwald and had yet another beautiful cross-country ski session! It was -21 in the morning, so we delayed our ski, and went at a lovely -12 instead. The best part of the day, I must say, was taking the car transport-train through the Furka tunnel! Yahoo- it was fantastic! We stayed a night in Zurich with the one and only Katie Calder, New Zealand Olympian for Cross-country skiing, and my partner in womens double luge- Olympic gold medalists- Once its a sport I's sure ;) and we are now in Oberhof Germany.
The land of bratwursts and beer is windy and rainy and foggy and blowing like a bagpiper going crazy. It was interesting training today- the fog was so thick that the coaches were lined up on the shooting range beside the shooting mats trying to see the targets- with no luck. Hitting 5 was a great achievement, and the one time I did it I received a nice applause from some coaches- Success!
My thoughts and love also goes out to Kelly McBroom- Downhill skier extraordinaire! She broke her leg skiing and is in the Salzburg hospital with 2 more surgeries to go. SENDING LOTS OF LOVE TO HER!!!
2 days until race day! Yahoo! SMILE EVERYONE!