Monday, January 24, 2011

Monday, Jan. 24

The whole family went skiing yesterday up at Deer Valley; we ended up with some free tickets from a woman who works part time there in the bakery department. Sunday morning the sun was shining and it was warm, so we loaded up the car and took off.

Maybe I should explain that this week we have Robert Redford’s Sundance Film Festival going on, where independent film makers gather in Park City, Utah to show off their latest creations. The entire town turns into Hollywood for the week, with movie stars and accompanying paparazzi filling the streets. Most normal people try and avoid it all.

I figured we might be dealing with the Film Festival crowd up at the resort, but to our surprise the slopes were relatively empty. The movie stars were most likely self absorbed in their own films playing throughout the day. With no lift lines we burned our legs up doing run after run and by one thirty were ready for their killer food and a beer. With all the wealth and prestige that hangs around the resort, their restaurants at the lodges have a reputation for being the best and surprisingly not that expensive relatively speaking. At Alta Ski resort you pay ten dollars for a wilted heat lamp burger, for just a few dollars more at Deer Valley you are getting the fresh fish taco special.

I worked this morning on the Amsterdam piece. First I defined the figures on the boat and then worked a little on the umbrellas. I then figured some clouds were needed. Now it’s all ready for the Thursday crit session!

Richard Boyer

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