I was at home in Minneapolis long enough to do my laundry and repack my bags, before heading back to the airport and flying to Salt Lake City for an altitude training camp in Park City.
What did I do with my 24 hours at home?
After two weeks living in a hotel room with only cereal and oatmeal for breakfast, some scrambled eggs, fresh bread with Keweenaw jam, and juicy bacon sure hit the spot.
I got out for a relaxed, flat ski with my Dad. He just completed the inaugural Sisu Ski Fest at the ABR trails in Ironwood and had great things to say about the event. Needless to say, we were both content to stick to the flat trails on the lakes.
We ended the day watching the Packers in the playoffs against the Arizona Cardinals. The highest scoring NFL Playoff game in history made for an exciting game. My new favorite team is the New Orleans Saints.
This morning I was back at the airport, watching my ski bag get loaded onto the plane once again, this time for sunnier skiing.
I rarely get the window seat, but after this most recent trip to Alaska, I was awarded Medallion Status on Delta. Three flights to Alaska and one to Europe in a year will bank miles in a hurry. The advantages to the upgraded status include shorter check-in lines, free checked baggage (saves $100/trip!), and a First Class upgrade if seats are available. Usually I don’t get to sit by the window, but with the First Class leg room, I really enjoyed the view!
These were the lakes we skied on yesterday, putting on our skis just blocks from my folks’ house.
Of course, the view of the Rockies (between Denver and Salt Lake) wasn’t bad either.