#30: Killington, Vermont

K is for Killington:  Featured Post Card for the A to Z Challenge.

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After taking my big important professional licensing exam a couple weeks ago, and then moving to a new apartment, I’m way behind on the A to Z blogging challenge. To make up lost time, I’ll be double posting each day to try and catch up by the end of the month.

IMG_0824The postcard I picked out for “K” is from Killington, Vermont, a mountain mecca for skiers in the New England region. When we were kids, my cousin (who is just a few months older than me) invited me on their family ski trip. My aunt and my two cousins were avid skiers, while I had never skied before in my life.

It was awesome fun – I learned to ski, was insanely proud of the fact that I only had one bad fall the entire day.  I did almost give my aunt a heart attack when I took off towards the bottom of the slope at top speed. I managed to make it to the bottom of the hill without falling, but she got so angry at me for going so fast. I was just enjoying the adrenaline rush – I didn’t think about what would happen if I fell at top speed, or if someone skied in front of me and I wasn’t experienced enough to steer away…

I remember eating my first calzone that weekend too – deliciously cheesy and smothered in marinara sauce. A newfound love for baked cheesy goodness was born.

Since that trip when I was about 9 years old, I’ve only gone skiing once every couple of years. I’m decent enough to steer, stay on my feet, and have a pretty good time on the easy and moderate slopes, but I’m by no means an expert. I still enjoy a good day on the slopes in the winter though – something about flying down the mountain with amazing views of the surrounding area can’t be beat!

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  1. Sounds like you picked up on skiing rather quickly! That’s pretty awesome. It’s always nice to go on those family trips. They’re so much fun! I’ve been wanting to get the husband to go on a New England trip (Maine, Connecticut, Vermont and New Hampshire) for a while. Based on photos, it looks so pretty. =)

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