Yesterday was an epic day of skiing at Breckenridge. Knee-deep powder, no lift lines and skiing with a good friend made the day perfect. The two hour drive up there and the 45 wait for a bus in the parking lot wasn't even too bad. I left my house at 8:30 and was on a lift at 11:30. Keep in mind, this is usually a 1 hour, 15 minute drive. My buddy, also named Matt, talked me into skiing all the way until 4. I was beat, but I'm glad I did it 'cause the snow was awesome.
The way home was a whole different story. We knew traffic was going to be bad, since it was awful on the way up. So we stopped and had some dinner and left Frisco (near Breckenridge) at 7:00 p.m. The freeway (I-70) seemed pretty good until I hit Loveland pass, about 10 miles from Frisco. There, traffic ground to a halt. It was the worst traffic jam I have ever seen - it took me 3 hours to go 15 miles! By the time I got home last night it was 11:00!! Yikes - so I'm going to skip skiing today even though they got 16 inches at Vail. [Colorado Web Cams]
The good news is that I have tomorrow off, so I hope to go again. The reason I'm off is because Comcast hasn't paid my contracting company since we started there. Supposedly, the check is in the mail, but my contracting company is tired of floating our paychecks (can't blame them), so they've asked us to stay home until they receive the check. I don't mind, but I will if I'm still not working my mid-week. Now would be the perfect time to find a job in Florida! Oh wait - it is a perfect time - it's dumping snow in the mountains and I don't have to go to work!!