Saturday, February 03, 2007

Ben gets outfitted!!!

Ben and I headed up to Plattsburgh today to do some shopping...we hit Lowes, Walmart, and the petstore, but the highlight was a trip to Play it Again Sports for Winter sports gear...we got downhill boots, ski-blades/snow-blades, helmet, goggles, and hockey skates...we ate lunch at Ben's new favorite restaurant in town (where he had his own personal pizza), and then drove home to try out the new gear...one of us had a nap on the way home...

Here you can see us putting on the skis in the driveway, which turned out to be an excellent training ground for Ben's first downhill skiing lesson...

We started out with skis perpendicular to the slope and then Ben turned into the hill and skied fearlessly down the small incline...

He understood about leaning forward into his shins, and rotating the skis with his legs...a bit...

We did a couple of runs down the driveway, and he actually got going pretty fast...he even tried "skating" a little to get himself going, or to aim himself towards Gail or I...


We had a great time, and then headed in before he got tired of it...we'll be heading to Mt. Pisgah (Saranac Lake's in-town hill) for lessons in the coming weeks, and maybe even over to Whiteface before the end of the season...tomorrow we may head out for some skating, more pics to come...

1 comment:

Gran said...

How exciting to begin skiing...but NOT Whiteface...at least not this year!!!!!

I'll be watching for Ben at the Olympics.