Monday, January 18, 2010


Right after Christmas I contracted the coughy-crud. I'm not sure if it was caused by our ridiculously bad air quality or a virus or worse, but it started as bronchitis then went to my head and a tried to make me miserable for three, count them, three flipping weeks. What a lousy way to ring in the new year.

This weekend I still don't have a voice (some may call that a blessing), my cough is finally mostly gone, but the lingering effects of 3 weeks of feeling crappy and not getting exercise were making my nuts. So I decided therapy was in order. 3-S therapy: Sunshine, Skiing and Soaking.

The winter inversion had been bad this year, leaving us with bad air and little sunshine in the valley. So a trip up to Brighton took care of my first 2 S's. Clean air, sunshine, and fast skiiing... made me feel soooo much better. And since I had Monday off, I really treated myself by meeting a friend and driving clear up to Crystal Hot Springs for a late afternoon/evening soak. It was a lot of driving, but a wonderful, and theraputic, way to spend the day.
The view of the Heber Valley from the top of the Snake Creek Lift

Looking across from Great Western

The top of Great Western

Winter time steamy springs....

For the first time ever, I remembered to look up the pictues the Brighton photographer took while I was skiing. Not that you can probably tell by the picture but I had a speedy day... so maybe I should make that 4-S therapy: Sunshine, skiing, SPEED and soaking!


Ellen said...

What a wonderful idea; so glad you enjoyed yourself.
My husband dragged around the same crud for a month. It really knocked him down.

one-eared pig said...

Wonderful pictures!

Unknown said...

It does sound like a wonderful day - capped off by a lovely, steamy, relaxing soak. You will have to repeat the process, minus the creeping crud!