Back in the Bird
The big deal, for me, is that because of the UCSB school schedule, I haven't been able to come for the past 5 years. Coming back, today, has been...well, not overwhelming, but it's one of those great memory recall situations where just about every sense is triggering memories that are 5 years old. The sight of the lobby area and fireplace on the bottom floor of the lodge, the smell of the building and of the snow, the sound of the X-men arcade game in the rec room that's been there for at least...15 years. Being my first time on a pair of skis in 5 years, hopefully I won't hit any trees. One thing I'm excited about in particular is a tunnel that's apparently been built in to the side of the mountain connecting it to the basin on the backside. Sweet.