Took last Friday the 4th off, and headed up to Kalispell, to attack The Big Mountain, which I've never skiied before.
Plus, it's the first road trip for us and the doogies in the wife's new Escape.
(Hey, it's a <font color="blue">Ford</font color>!)
Loaded up, and the doogies got their spots picked out.
Got the adapters to fit my Yakima ski "button downs" on the stock roof rack.
Kinda looks a little small compared to the Bronc' eh? [img]images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]
First "pee spot" for the doogies, (and the driver).
I think Janet is trying to figure out where the chocolate dog - Josephine ran off to.
Auggie's just looking for more property to buy.
Sittin' perty in the parking lot at the LaQuinta Inn, in Kalispell the following morning.
Ahhh, on the road and entering the ski area in my buddy John's rig. (Dakota from the last trail run
Here's Doug in the motel room 3-1/2 hours later. [img]images/graemlins/thud.gif[/img]
Broke a metacarpal (big bone) in my thumb. [img]images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img]
1st run......3rd turn. [img]images/graemlins/chair.gif[/img]
Tried to "clothes line" a tree.....and I lost.
(Note: I'm not that short. I haven't converted to the short skis yet, and I'm 5'10" to give you an idea of what I ski on.) [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
All in all, I'm liking the 'Scape, but I still consider it a "sensory deprivation tank" compared the ole Bronc'.
Hey, at 23-24mpg average for the trip....I'll take it.....especially with the snap that DOHC 3.0 V6 puts out.
Had to lock in the 4X a few times as well.
Worked pretty dang nice on all the ice through the Swan Valley.
Anti-lock brakes are pretty special too, when you're dealing with a couple hundred deer per mile through that valley. [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]
Sooo, I'm going to be a bit slow on responses for the next few weeks.
This typing with 1 hand, and maybe 2 fingers on my right....bites!
Ha! You should see me try to write anything down now. [img]images/graemlins/cussing.gif[/img]