I went snowboarding by myself yesterday at Snow Summit, Big Bear Lake. I think I can claim slight progress, and specifically tried to work on my transitions from heel to toe, and got more time practicing my toe side balance. I ate it pretty hard a few times, and I think there's a huge bruise on my right ass cheek. I feel pretty beat up. No pain, no gain! Unfortunately, I think there's more pain than there is any gain.
I also ate two bum meatballs during lunch that gave me the runs and some pretty bad bathroom action a few hours after I left. I had to make an emergency stop in Upland at casa de Arroyo, and finally met baby Evan! Always good to see old friends. Then I got home, sat on the john for an hour, threw up, and passed out. Then I wokeup at 3:30am for another round. Yes!!
The van has been at the mechanic lately, and I've been paying her frequent visits as I start procuring various parts (tuneup, and emission).
Some new gifts care of Diamond Auto Parts:
Oil and air filters
Oil pressure switch
They start work on her tomorrow. I hope she starts to feel better, since we have a long exciting adventure waiting after Christmas :)
I've been on the road since Friday night, shuttling through different cities each day.
And so here she is, ladies and gentlemen. You can be assured that we will have more pictures of her to come :)