Skiing Craftsbuy Outdoor Center 3-19-15_resizeIt’s St. PATRICK’S day and I’m still skiing…I can’t believe it. This is Cross-country skiing, not downhill, and I’ve passionate about XC Skiing since high school.  We were outside in the 20 degree temp for about 3 hours and covered 10 kilometers. We did this for three days! It is beautiful, and it was a treat and a privilege.20150317_131307-1_resize


I’m with my former Montclair next door neighbor, Bill Burhans, at Craftsbury Outdoor Center, in northern VT.  The area is called the Northeast Kingdom, and it is so far north, it might as well be Canada. There’s not much here except dairy farms and logging operations.


3 inches of snow falling today, 2oº, beautiful conditions. This may be the best commercial Nordic center I’ve ever been to. 95km, up & down terrain, lakes, rivers, forest, views, and fabulous chili in the lodge.

20150319_201638_resizeIn the next town, West Glover, we went to hear music at Parker Pie, the only restaurant around.  This being Vermont, we had a large pizza with garlic, apple, bacon and maple syrup. That about covered all of my major food groups.20150319_201800_resize