Pineridge Cross-Country Ski Area. We were early, so after getting ourselves kitted out with rental equipment, we had a chance to try out our skis on a small flat area before our instructor arrived to give us a one hour lesson. The lesson was great - definitely time and money well spent - and equipped us well for a 4 km ski along some of the easy trails. After we came down the last big slope and headed back to the lodge I was on a complete high, wanting to go out and do some more but Exile #2 and, when I gave it a chance to get its point across, my body were ready to stop. So we did. The weather was kind to us in the end - it was getting warm, but the snow was still nice for us to ski on - I can't wait to go back and do some more, but in the mean time, I have to face up to what I expect to be a very sore morning tomorrow.
We were quite weary when this evening arrived. Exile #2 was out at the opening celebration for a shop some friends of ours are starting up nearby and I had Rock Band night to host. It is just possible we over-did it today, but hopefully a good night's sleep lies ahead and then some gentle weekend fun perhaps!