Saturday, November 7, 2009

First Hike in Aspen, Thank You to the Ski Co!!

Dennis and I went for a wonderful two hour hike up Sunnyside, it was great to catch up and reconnect. It's still hitting me every day that I did it, I moved here. I'm not visiting, I'm a resident.

Standing on top of the Sunnyside trail, looking across the valley at Aspen Mountain, Highlands, Pyramid Peak, Buttermilk, Snowmass all covered in snow, and the beautiful town below, I felt such an amazing sensation of gratitude to all the people that have made me feel like I could do this.

I met with Casey McConnell of Qittle today and I was telling him my story, and its always amazing when I hear it myself, how fortunate I am. So I wanted to take this moment to say thank you.

Thank you to the SkiCo for being so giving and generous for the last two years, to all the individual people who gave a little extra to help me ski and train here. Megan, Katie, Andy, Squatty, Weems, Kurt, and Georgie as well as a whole host of other people, welcomed me here, helped me out with lift tickets, invited me into training sessions, opened their homes and lives and fridges, and showed me around their town.

Thanks for opening the door and helping me live my dream, I'm so happy and excited to be here!!

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