Minnesota Ski Trip

January 15th to 17th

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Minnesota Ski Trip

FRIDAY, JAN. 15, 2016

               THE DAY OF ARRIVAL. THE GROUPS STARTED TO ROLL IN AT 5:00 P. M. AND ON TILL THE LAST GROUP CAME IN AT 11:30 P. M. WE HAD TWO EARLY BIRDS AND FOUND THEM IN THE HOT TUB (BOB AND BOBI).

THOSE WHO ARRIVED BEFORE 6:30 P. M. MADE UP THEIR MINDS FOR DINNER. SOME FOR MEXICAN RESTAURANT AND THE OTHERS WENT TO SMOKIN OAKS RESTAURANT, NOTED FOR THE ROASTED CHICKEN. ALL SAID THE FOOD WAS GREAT. AFTER DINNER, MET IN THE LOBBY, TALKED WITH OTHER LATE ARRIVALS. THEN CRASHED FOR THE NIGHT.

SATURDAY, JAN. 16, 2016

               SKIING AFTON ALPS SKI AREA, ABOUT 45 MINUTES TO AN HOUR DRIVE FROM THE MOTEL. ALL UP AND HAD A CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST. THEN CHANGED INTO SKI GEAR AND OFF TO THE SKI AREA. WE HAD 3 NON-SKIERS AND 19 SKIERS THAT DID SKI. WE HAD 2 BLIND SKIER GUIDES (MICHAELE AND KATHY) AND ONE BLIND SKIER (MARY JO). ALL SKIED WITH TEMP. AT -5 DEGREES TO A HIGH OF 8 DEGREES AT MIDDAY, MOST ALL SKIED ALL DAY. A FEW LASTED TO AFTER LUNCH, THEN WENT BACK TO THE MOTEL. ALL GOT BACK SAFELY, SAYING IT WAS GREAT SKIING.

               7:30 WAS THE PIZZA PARTY AT BIERSTUBE BOWL AND GRILL. TOOK UP 1/3 OF THE LOUNGE RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE LARGE T.V. SCREEN. AT SEATING, THE GREEN BAY FOOTBALL GAME WAS COMING ON, WHICH WE ALL WATCHED. BAD NIGHT, GREEN BAY LOST. THE SERVICE WAS GREAT, BEER, PEPSI, SPRIT AND 5 LARGE PIZZAS. THAT DID NOT LAST TO LONG FOR THIS HUNGRY GROUP SO ORDERED 3 MORE PIZZAS AND MORE BEER. THAT DID IT, ALL WERE NOW RELAXED. ALL STARTED TALKING ABOUT THE FOOTBALL GAME, ALSO SKIING THE SKI HILL AND WHAT THEY DID IN TOWN. BY 11:00 P. M. ALL WERE RETURNING TO THE MOTEL, VERY HAPPY PEOPLE.

SUNDAY, JAN. 17, 2016

               UP AND AT IT. ALL COLLECTED IN THE LOBBY AND TALKED ABOUT THE DAY. -17 DEGREES OUT SIDE GOING UP TO -8 DEGREES MIDDAY. THIS IS TO THE WELCH MT. SKI AREA. MOST DECIDED TO SKIP SKIING AND RELAX, GO SIGHTSEEING, A FEW WENT OUT FOR A SUNDAY BREAKFAST BRUNCH. WE DID HAVE 4 SKIERS GO TO THE HILL, BUT ONLY 2 SKIED (PAT AND MARTY) THE HARDY SOULS. 3 COUPLES DECIDED TO CALL IT A WEEKEND AND MADE A DECISION TO GO HOME. MONDAYS TEMP. WAS TO BE THE SAME AS SUNDAYS TEMP.        

               BY 6:30 P. M. ALL WERE IN THE LOBBY TO MAKE A DECISION OF WHERE TO EAT. SOME WERE GOING TO SMOKIN OAKS, THIS IS A NEW GROUP GOING THERE. THE REST WENT BACK TO BIERSTUBE BOWL AND GRILL. THEY STATED ON SUNDAY THEY HAD A SPECIAL OF BAR B QUE PORK RIBS/ HALF SLAB FOR ONLY $9.00. AT BOTH RESTAURANTS THE FOOD WAS GREAT.

 AFTER DINNER THE GROUP DECIDED TO GO BOWLING. SO DID THE GROUP THAT WENT TO SMOKIN OAKS.

 THEY CAME IN AS THE FIRST GROUP STARTED BOWLING, THEY SET THEIR GAME SCORING AS A NINE PIN TAP (YOU GET NINE PINS DOWN, YOU GET A STRIKE), CANDACE HAD A VERY GOOD SCORE. WE ALL BOWLED TWO GAMES, THE ALLEY CLOSE AT 10:00 P. M. SO THAT WAS ALL THE TIME WE HAD. HAD A TOTAL OF FIFTEEN BOWLERS. ALL HAD A LOT OF FUN WATCHING THE OTHER BOWLERS BALL COME SLIPPING OUT OF THEIR GRIP AND ALSO SHOES STICKING AS THEY APPROACHED THE FOUL LINE. ALL HAD A GOOD TIME. WHEN DONE BOWLING ALL HEADED FOR THE MOTEL FOR A GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP.

MONDAY, JAN. 18, 2016

               BREAKFAST IN THE MORNING (CONTINENTAL). AT THIS TIME ALL TALKED ABOUT SKIING BECAUSE OF THE COLD WEATHER (- 15 DEGREES). A HARDY SEVEN SKIERS DECIDED TO GO TO THE HILL, WHICH WAS WELCH MT. SKI AREA. THE REST TOOK A PASS ON SKIING AND TOOK THEIR TIME CHECKING OUT OF THE MOTEL. SOME TOOK A LATE CHECK OUT TIME TO GO TO BREAKFAST IN TOWN AND DO MORE SIGHTSEEING.

               AS THE TRIP LEADER I TOOK A PASS ALSO ON SKIING, BUT WENT TO THE HILL TO PAY THE BILL FOR THOSE SKIING. THE SEVEN GATHERED ON THE HILL FOR A PICTURE WITH THE FOUR WINDS BANNER, WHICH I TOOK. IF YOU SEE THE PHOTO, SEE IF YOU CAN IDENTIFY WHO IS WHO. FROM HEAR SAY THE GROUP MOSTLY SKIED TO 3:00 P. M. AND THEN STARTED HOME. ALL OF THIS WEEKENDS GROUP GOT HOME SAFELY.

               TO THIS GROUP OF GREAT PEOPLE WHO ARE A HARTY GROUP, THANKS FOR MAKING THIS A GREAT GET TOGETHER OF SKIING AND FUN.            RICHARD H. STASCH

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