Monday, December 29, 2008

How I Spent My Christmas

I'm in Portland at the moment, for the holidays, and quite enjoying it. I've been here for about 10 days now, and I have several more to go before I return to balmier climes.

I made it into town in the nick of time, just before the ridiculous amount of snow (well over a foot in a town that rarely gets more than a dusting!) shut down the airport, train station, highway, and a good portion of the businesses in town.

Luckily, snow in Portland means even MORE snow up in the mountains. So, thanks to one of D's friends with an all-wheel drive car and traction tires, we drove up to Cooper Spur (on the edge of Mt. Hood, I think) to snowshoe on Christmas day.

Here's D and I in the snow. Second Christmas in a row that we've spent Christmas Day playing in the snow (Last year it was cross country skiing at Teacup Lake, also on Mt. Hood)

And here I am, after Dan pushed me down in the snow. (Well, okay if you want to get all technical about it, I tried to push him, he rather cleverly stepped out of the way. Serves me right, I guess.) I'd like to point out that I am still laughing, even though my pants were filled with VERY cold snow at this point. Good thing D. is cute, huh? Boy knows he can get away with an awful lot!