Chicago Marathon

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The night before my 9th Marathon I was having dinner with Al and Jarisse.  Watching a Cubs game, at an old Irish pub in the heart of downtown Chicago.  Al grabbed the tab, we argued about it and our gentlemans … Continue reading

Doctors Appointment

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My Doctors (yes I have 2 of them), see me every winter.  But I’m getting old so I’m having more problems.  In the last 12 months alone they’ve helped me out with the following: Penis injury (x2) Skin cancer check … Continue reading

West

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32 days.  Vegas, Thousand Oaks, Montecito, San Francisco, Lake Tahoe and Ely.  Mandi, Rabbi Gelman, Rob and Nancy, Cole and Gabriella and Bob and Becky.  Holy batman was I looked after…… It all started in Vegas……  My 4th time, and … Continue reading

7 Days, 7 Resorts

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Today is closing day at Keystone and the last day of any season brings mixed feelings….. sometimes I feel sad that the season is ending and people are leaving, but sometimes I feel excited about what the new season will … Continue reading

Late Season Turns

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Since Park City the skiing has been kinda ordinary, even when it snows, it is getting up to 10 degrees Celsius during the day which turns the snow to mashed potatoes really quick. The last proper day of winter was … Continue reading

Canyons/Park City

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Last week, I had the opportunity to ski Park City.  North America’s largest ski area.  With 31″ of fresh, dry, Utah powder and some bloody good skiers. I was the 5th wheel on a trip full of people who didn’t … Continue reading

International Mates

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Man, what a crazy few weeks!!! The Hutchinson’s have been in town and after 4 attempts, Paul finally got some Colorado powder, lucky bugger got the goodies in Telluride with 18″ on his first day there.  We had some Friday afternoon powder … Continue reading

Tom got Air

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I’m happy in this photo, it isn’t just because I’m sitting on a beautiful horse, on a beautiful property, in the company of some beautiful fillies….. I’m happy because I got some air…. on a horse. It was huge.  We (Stetson … Continue reading

Yellowstone

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It has been over a decade since  I was last in Yellowstone.  Last time was 2003, after some time with Luke in Banfff.  On that trip, I drove south to Colorado and passed through Yellowstone.  It was puking snow, there was … Continue reading

Lake Powell

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One day, I was sitting on a chairlift with Al.  Not much of a surprise there, we’ve done this a lot over the last decade and more.  Al mentions that his extended crew have lined up a Lake Powell trip. That … Continue reading

Polly

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When I purchased “Polly the Snowmobile” everyone told me it couldn’t be done. To start with, I had no where to park a snowmobile.  Turns out, you can park a snowmobile in the back of a truck, so my mate Cole helped … Continue reading

Skiing Mates

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This last month I’ve had some old skiing mates in town….. I’ve had such a wonderful, wonderful time with these guys, Shaz, Chris, Paul, Lica, Dave, Tim, Debbie, Kathy, Walter and Nick as well as Charlie and Tina whom I don’t have any photos … Continue reading

The Williams

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I’m often asked by my American mates,  “What is ‘shenanigans’?” Shenanigans /ʃɪˈnænɪɡən/ noun (informal) (usually pl) of unknown origin: A social dish enjoyed by Australians. Ingredients: Some old mates, some new mates and a kid who hasn’t seen the snow before. Add 4 … Continue reading

Winter Prep

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The weather is getting colder up here but there is nobody about which is awesome.  A few little dustings of snow up high but none in the valleys. It is time to get out and explore some ideas I have … Continue reading

Ultimate Road Trip

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I’ve been looking forward to a road trip to Little Squaw and Crested Butte all summer.  I missed out last year because I spent time in California and the day before this trip I was sick as a dog but … Continue reading

Ow no…..

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This is the heart of summer so there should be some shenanigans, “Ow no, liver me alone.”  I think I’ve heard my poor liver scream a few times.  These pics are in reverse order so most recently….. the Demolition Derby … Continue reading

Colorado Summer

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At the start of every season I usually have a list of things to tick off, be it lines to ski, road trips or hikes.  This summer is no different and here are some hikes that I’ve already ticked off … Continue reading

Road Trip

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After all these years I finally made it east of the Mississippi!!!! Arriving in DC on a Tuesday night I was super excited about being in the city. At dinner not 2 hours after getting out of the airport I … Continue reading

Last Winter Post

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The photo above looks like a Santa Claus convention – I’m used to it because most of my guests are a touch older than I am but this is getting a bit crazy.  I’ll get to the Santas later. This is the last … Continue reading

Lost Wonder Hut

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I really like where I get to spend my winters, be it in Colorado or Queenstown.  But occasionally I have to get out and go and stay somewhere shitty…. called a Hut Trip. I was invited on this trip probably … Continue reading

Before the Storm

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A bunch of pics that I thought I should post before the guts of the season really begin. First up…..  it was free day at the zoo and there were some yet to be defined species outside the cages.  We had … Continue reading

Now the fun starts

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I’ve been looking forward to this winter…. since the last one ended!!! Last winter had a great late season with Little Spoon and lots of snowmobiling, the winter before was the BIG one with 97 days in a row of guests at the … Continue reading

Summer 2014

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Yesterday I moved back into the Chateau Grindlay and I’m surprised how much I missed the place; the piano, the neighbours, the hottubs. A few highlights for the summer in reverse order: My neighbour Adam didn’t die after his nose … Continue reading

Marls

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When I heard that Marls was coming to Colorado after his Soccer World Cup trip, I couldn’t wait!!! Marls is one of my Terrigal mates who I met through some of the other guys.  Over nearly a decade, Marls and … Continue reading