Don and I met Patrick, Julie, and Abigail at Caberfae yesterday so we could watch Abigail ski. Don was the camera man and, of course, did an excellent job!
We found the resort's history very interesting.....
Here is a map of the resort's layout.....
Here is Abigail prepared to go up the rope tow for her first run of the day.
Patrick gets her in place and away they go!
Julie is right behind them.....
Once they arrive at the top (these photos were taken at the "Bunny Hill"), Patrick snaps the ends of the "ski leash strap" to the back of the harness on Abigail and they start down the slope with Julie right behind them.
A little amount of pulling from Patrick on either side of the leash helps Abigail make turns as she skis down the slope.
He can also release the pressure when she doesn't need it. :)
Patrick takes a break. Some of you who are skiers will know how uncomfortable it is to stand around in ski boots which make you stand in the correct position for skiing....keeping you bent at the knees. Todays boots are a far cry from the lace up ski boots I started with. ;)
Leaving the Bunny Hill and rope tow behind, the kids headed over to a chair lift to go further up the slopes which will allow them much longer "ski runs" down, letting Abigail have more time to work on her turns.
After a couple of runs down this longer slope it was time to stop for lunch. We chose to eat in the resort's hotel restaurant where it was much quieter than the ski lodge cafeteria.
Grandpa Isabell and Grandpa Don walk with Abigail to our car so she can pick up the bag of cut out frosted cookies that we brought for them. We would meet Patrick and Julie at their car so the 3 of them could change out of their ski boots and some of their heavier ski clothing.
Abigail is being extremely patient with the knowledge that the cookies were to be tasted "after" lunch. :)
At the restaurant, Little Miss Abigail "listens to the breaking waves at some distant seashore" while we wait for our food. :)
My last photo is of Patrick with his "Abe Lincoln" style beard. This is the longest I have ever seen his beard allowed to grow. Unlike his Father, he keeps his trimmed very well, don't you think? ;)