New boy in the club

Evenin' to one and all

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05/10/2002 at 07:14
By the way Lizzie B, how long have you been in Iceland?
05/10/2002 at 11:42
Hi Karen; I've been here since May, although Mr B moved out here last September. We're out here until summer 2004. Fantastic place, utterly beautiful, and every day is an adventure... Not looking forward to the long dark days of winter though! (Although we do live in Iceland's largest ski resort so the opening of the - floodlit - ski slopes in January will make the winter a lot more bearable!).
05/10/2002 at 18:42
Sounds nice, over here in Bellingham we have one of the longest ski seasons in the USA (if you believe the hype!). I already have my snowboard at the ready, plus Whistler is only two hours drive away. I think I am sorted! What is the running like over there?
05/10/2002 at 23:37
Just joined too. I'll probably get a vest soon when I have a few quid spare. woo hoo!
07/10/2002 at 10:05
Hi Karen - living near Whistler - now I'm jealous! The ski area here is fab, but on the 'small' side. But lots of powder and a huge half pipe! My board is waxed and ready for the first snows!

The running here is fab - forest trails (lit with streetlights!) which double as X-Country ski trails in the winter; also lots of mountains trails and quiet roads. Here, drivers move over in the road to make room for runners (makes a change from the UK!) and - best of all - hassling or abuse of female runners just doesn't happen!

So what's the running like where you are and - what took you over the USA?
07/10/2002 at 10:21
Karen -- wahey!! another girlie boarder woo hoo! :)
07/10/2002 at 19:23
Hi Lizzie, trail running is big in this part of the US, it's a bit like running in the lost world! Went out this morning on the 'Interurban trail', very pretty, didn't do the whole route, the hills were a killer! I think I will have to invest in a trail map as they go off in all different directions. The americans are also very considerate when you road run here aswell (the pedestrian is king!).

Over here with my husband (company posting), thought it would be nice to have a year out somewhere like this rather than sitting 9 to 5 in an office in Britain!

Cath, just hoping I don't break anything when i'm boarding!!
08/10/2002 at 12:57
Karen - Yup, getting away from 9-5 life (even though I am doing freelance work) has been fantastic! When the ski slopes open ... boarding every day! Luxury! This year I want to learn how to do tricks (so will probably come back to the UK with no teeth, having done lots of face splats).

Karen and Cath - have you checked out ? Drool, Drool,Drool...

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