Well folks - my birthday was yesterday. On halloween I posted a photo of our lake in the snow and wind as I was taking the boat out of the lake. I said that I was only taking it out and not winterizing it because I wanted to ski on my birthday. Not knowing what the weather is like on November days I had no idea if this dream of mine to ski on my birthday would really come true or if it would be bitterly cold and impossible. The weather was 39 and cloudy with the water temp slightly above solid - so for my 39th birthday I took the plunge and skied. It doesn’t matter what rope length or the speed but all I know is that I had a great time out there doing something that I love. My grandpa told me that whenever I grew up (he is 94) I would know better than to ski in conditions like that. With a baller index of ~72, I never had so much fun. It was awesome. Thanks to my wife for the pictures and father in-law for
driving - it was a wee chilly!