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