This new friend I met really wanted to go skiing and had a coupon for buy one get one free lift tickets to Winter Park. I thought it would be good for me to get out of the house and get some fresh air because I really haven't done anything 'fun' in a while. It gets a little mopey job searching and cleaning all the time.
I had my snowshoes shipped out to me about a month ago, I was happy to take them out of the box, along with my winter boots and gloves. I had my base layers and coat already from when it was below freezing the week before. We met at a park and ride and I drove out there. Thankfully, the roads were dry, I am not sure if I would have been a good driver if the roads were wet and icy.
Now, I did NOT need a lift ticket to go snowshoeing, but that would defeat the whole purpose of my friend saving money. So I bought one/half price $36.50 and took the lift up with her the first time and then walked down a trail. Sadly, I only did it that one trail. Since walking takes a bit longer than skiing, my friend had already gone down 3 or 4 times (only short, easy trails were open since it was pre-season), and then after we stopped for a beer and half lunch, I videoed her when she went down two or three times.
Our trip back was faster than getting there by 40 minutes (thankfully much less traffic going east) and she was able to make her dinner plans with another friend.