jg and i got up at 4:30 to go snowboarding yesterday. we left the house by 5:30 and arrived at northstar by 9.
approaching donner pass
sunny and clear
the resort was borderline deserted. we got first class shuttle bus service, "discounted" lift tickets, and the trails to ourselves.
view from our lunch table
i only wiped out five times all day. that's not counting the spectacular falls i took each time i got off the lift. i can zip along on the slopes like a pro, but i still tumble off the lift like a beginner.
the slopes got more crowded in the afternoon. jg and i did a few runs together before calling it a day. we left the resort at 3:45 for a date with the sacramentoans.
we were generously treated to an international dinner at the tower cafe. the food was delicious. the desserts, ooh la la!
high light of dinner
april and max shared a bread pudding topped with melted chocolate. jg and i had a slice of the yin+yang cheese cake. next time in in sacramento, i'm buying the whole cake.
good snowboarding, great food, and excellent friends. a truly perfect day.