Thursday Mount Baker received 81cm of fresh powder, and the forecast was for a bluebird day on Friday. The only appropriate action? Sick day. I "convinced" Ash to ditch out of work and come riding with Tom and I. I'm pretty sure he was glad I did. It was a gorgeous sunny day, there was almost no one on the mountain, and there was thigh deep, untouched powder everywhere. We were on the lifts 5 minutes after the mountain opened, and the lifts ran for almost an hour longer than they were supposed to. We got caught up in the moment and didn't take many pictures, but the ones that I did take are posted here.
I can't think of many better ways to spend a Friday. Knowing that you are supposed to be at work only makes it sweeter.
Friday night we hosted a poker night at our place. We kept the stakes pretty low ($10 per game) and played a couple of "fast" games. The format seemed to work out pretty well, and we managed to get two good games in before 1am. Everyone seems to be getting better everytime we play. Dayna played for the third tiime ever and didn't seem out of place at all. Nicely done.